The party is here! Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola did to her Jersey Shore: Family Vacation debut 11 years after leaving the original show.
Sammi, 36, was seen arriving at a meeting attended by the other cast members in a teaser clip for the upcoming season, which aired after the season 6 finale on Thursday, May 3.
“Have you told the girls that you sent me a DM?” she asked Angelina Pivarnick while entering a house. Angelina, 36, replied that no one knew she was coming.
The viewers then saw Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and vinny guadagnino seem surprised.
“Hey guys, sorry I’m late,” Sammi announced as she entered the house.
After a brief moment of silence, Paul “Pauly D” Del Vecchio he broke the tension by yelling, “What the hell?”
Sammi’s comeback will likely include plenty of drama, as the sneak peek showed clips of the cast members crying as she yelled, “Can you let me talk?”
After clips of Sammi fighting with her former co-stars, she reintroduced herself in a confessional.
“I’m still the sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet,” she told the cameras.
In addition to Sammi’s return, the teaser also gave a look at her ex-boyfriend. Ronnie Ortiz Magro‘s comeback after he announced his departure from the reality series in May 2021. While he’s starred on the spinoff since 2018, the father-of-one stepped back from the show shortly after being arrested on domestic violence charges.
The New Jersey native revealed she would be returning to MTV in March.
“OK, I can finally say… I’m back!” the Sweetheart Styles founder wrote via Instagram. She tagged the officer The Jersey Shore Instagram account with a selfie.
Sammi’s last appearance in the franchise was during the original show’s finale in 2012. While most of the original cast chose to appear in Jersey Shore: Family Vacation when it premiered, Sammi said at the time that she was done with reality TV.
“I chose not to join the show this season because I am in a completely different place in my life right now, focusing on my business and my relationship,” she wrote via Instagram in March 2018. “I’m not the same person as me. It was when I was 22 years old. At 31, I am currently extremely happy in all aspects of my life and want to avoid potentially TOXIC SITUATIONS.”
She did not elaborate on what “toxic situations” meant at the time, though many speculated she was referring to her tumultuous relationship with Ronnie, 37. The former couple dated on and off for five years before splitting for good in 2014.
After her split from Ronnie, Sammi found love with her boyfriend, justin maywith whom he began dating in 2021.