We're all secretly super excited for the brand new reunion season of The Jersey Shore. Even though the trailers look amazing and we're super excited for t-shirt time, most fans are disappointed that one member of the crew won't be returning.
It's no secret that Samantha Giancola aka Sammi Sweetheart will not be returning for the highly anticipated reunion season. When the reunion season was announced and the cast was confirmed, the cast spoke out about Sammi deciding not to join the show.
All of the cast members gave their two cents on the matter, even Ronnie - but Sammi has remained quiet on the subject, that is, until now. She's finally speaking out publically about why she decided not to reunite with her Jersey Shore castmates.
Here's the full post:
"I have chosen not to join the show this season because I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my businesses and relationship. I am not the same person as I was when I was 22. At 31, I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially toxic situations. However, it was a difficult decision as I love my roomies. I've decided to focus on me, my future and what truly makes me happy. I will forever be grateful to jersey shore and everything it has brought to me. I've just decided to live my life for me these days. Also I am forever grateful & thankful for all of you!!! Special shout out to my fans, but I'm not going anywhere! Follow me and stay tuned you never know what I could be up to next!"
It seems like Sammi is really happy right now and she doesn't want to jeopardize it by binge-drinking with her old roomies. Which, let's be honest, is a completely normal response for a 31-year-old woman. She's past that time in her life and she wants to move on to greater things.
Even though we're sad to not see Sammi on the show, we totally respect her decision to live a happier and healthier life away from the Jersey Shore craziness.