Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Is Returning To Jersey Shore After Decade-Long Hiatus!!!

Guess who is heading back to the Jersey Shore? None other than Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola!

As fans know, the 35-year-old television personality starred in the original incarnation of the MTV series with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Angelina Pivarnick, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Deena Nicole Cortese between 2009 to 2012. The show was eventually rebooted in 2018, with most of the cast returning – except for Sammi. At the time, she shared with everyone on Instagram that she enjoyed her life without the cameras and wanted “to avoid potentially toxic situations” (*cough, cough* Ron).

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Despite Sammi not wanting to come back, that has not stopped her former co-stars from trying to convince her to change their minds. Snooki explained to E! News in September 2022:

“We tried to get her back like two years ago, all of us texting her saying, ‘Come for one dinner. Why not?’ And she’s just always like, ’No, I’ll never do that show again.’ We didn’t want to push it.”

When the 35-year-old “went to go message” Sammi about it again, she found out she had been blocked on social media:

“I don’t know what I did. It’s unfortunate because we would love for her to come back. She’s a part of the show. I feel like it’s not full unless all of us are there. It’s sad.”

But now, it looks like the cast got their wish! Because more than a decade since she left the original series, the network announced on the ‘gram on Saturday that Sammi is reuniting with her castmates to film Jersey Shore: Family Vacation! Dropping a picture of the reality star sitting on a chair with a boom mic and camera in the frame, MTV wrote in the caption:

“She’s still the sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet.”

If that wasn’t clear enough that Sammi has returned to the shore, then, she dropped a picture of herself in front of a green screen and confirmed the news in the caption:

“Okay I can finally say… I’m backkk! @jerseyshore #jsfamilyvacation”

No other details about her return have been revealed – including why she suddenly changed her tune and joined the show. But we can assume that the main reason is the fact Ronnie won’t be there now! He announced in May 2021 that he was taking a break amid his mental health and legal troubles, writing:

“After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I’ve ignored for too long. My number one goal now is facing my struggles head on. This process will be difficult, but my #1 priority is to get healthy and be the best man and the best father I can for my daughter [Ariana Sky].”

We cannot wait to see the return of Sammi on our screens — and she might have some drama already, considering she blocked Snooki on social media without warning! Lolz! Reactions to the news, Perezcious readers? Are you excited to see Sammi back? Sound OFF in the comments below!

[Image via Sammi Giancola/Instagram]

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