We can stop assuming because Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi just revealed the *real* reason why Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola isn’t returning for the Jersey Shore. In case you haven’t heard the happy news, our GTL-loving crew is coming back! MTV made the announcement last week, confirming that all the cast members – except Sammi – will be back for the Jersey Shore Family Vacation reboot!
There wasn’t really an explanation as to why one of the show’s major stars was opting out – until now that is. Snooki spilled the tea during an episode of her podcast “It’s Happening.”
“Everyone’s asking why Sammi’s not doing it,” she revealed. “You have to ask her that — I’m not gonna speak for her. But Sammi is just in such a happy place that I feel like she doesn’t want to jump back into that drama if it does happen.”
“Filming the show, Jersey Shore, back then… it was crazy. It took a toll on you,” she continued. “It was very emotional. And being that there was a lot of Ron and Sam drama when we did film, it was just really hard on both of them. So I just think she doesn’t want that anymore.”
UGH! We were right, it’s all Ron’s fault. However, Snooki did have a bit of good news.
“We’re all begging her to come back on the show,” she said. “It’s really up to her. Everyone pray that Sammi comes back because I feel like she might change her mind. So Sam, if you’re listening, come to the show. Like, stop being — stop it. Stop it right now before I spank you.”
If anyone is going to convince Sammi to come back, it’s definitely Snooki… or JWOWW.
“It’s like, you don’t pass this up, you know? So we’re trying to tell her that, but we can’t force her to come. So hopefully she changes her mind,” Snooki added.
She has a point. We get it, Sammi’s drama with Ronnie was super intense but everyone’s older now — hopefully, that means things would be different! Also, the fact that Jersey Shore has another shot on TV is basically a miracle. Who would have thought that after all of these years, there would be a reboot? Not me, but we’re in an era of reboots and revivals, so literally any show could make a comeback these days!
The people of Twitter have spoken, too, pretty much begging for Sammi “Sweetheart” to return:
is sammi sweetheart returning for the jersey shore reunion I need to know like this is detrimental for my health
— 🏹💒🕊 (@jennifers_body) December 4, 2017
Why not like have Sammi sweetheart come back and cut Ron lol
— Florida Karlos (@LosDinos) December 4, 2017
if sammi sweetheart doesn’t return to the jersey shore reunion thing i will be very pissed off
— ㅤ (@drewsjungle) December 3, 2017
Sammi sweetheart can’t just not come back to the shore bitch whose gonna tell Ron to Staaahhhp #jerseyshorefamilyvacation
— Cheyennesupernault (@Spotted_Eagle69) December 3, 2017
I just started crying bc sammi isn’t coming back for the jersey shore reboot
— alexis🎄 (@alexisslol) December 4, 2017
With or without Sammi, Jersey Shore Family Vacation will premiere some time in 2018 — and we’re excited no matter what to scream “the cabs are here” at our TVs!