Our favorite fist-pumping Jersey Shore fam is BACK! But gone is the Garden State shoreline. They've traded it in for the glam of Miami in their new series, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.
It's been 5 years since they aired their final Jersey Shore episode in December 2012, pulling in more than 6 million viewers.
"Over the last couple of years, not all of us stayed in touch. Within the last year, everyone dropped their egos..." Vinny Guadagnino told Elvis Duran about the roommates being tighter than ever.
When Danielle Monaro asked who had the biggest ego, the group replied in unison, "MIKE!" referring to Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, who has publicly battled drug, alcohol, and legal issues since the series wrapped.
Sammi Sweetheart (aka Samantha Giancola), a fan favorite from the original cast, opted not to come back for the MTV series spin-off. She took to Instagram to explain her absence, noting that she wants to focus on relationships and her businesses right now.
"I don't get it. Maybe I'm just being selfish because we did this all together, I wanted to continue doing it all together. I didn't want to be without anybody," 'Pauly D' DelVecchio said about Sammi's absense.
When asked if they thought she might come back for season 2 (already picked up by MTV), the group had a mixed response, alluding to the fact that Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's presence on the show is what stopped her.
Ronnie and Sammi had a long-standing on-again-off-again romantic relationship, calling it quits in 2014. Ronnie just had a baby daughter with his girlfriend, Jen Harley on Tuesday, April 3rd.
Check out the crew discussing the Sammi situation below:
Jersey Shore: Family Reunion premieres TONIGHT, April 4th on MTV at 8/7c.