Jersey Shore's Sammi: Why I Took Back Raging Ex Ronnie

Entertainment Feb. 24, 2011 AT 9:59AM
Jersey Shore's Sammi: Why I Took Back Raging Ex Ronnie Credit: Tiffany Rose/WireImage Jersey Shore's Sammi: Why I Took Back Raging Ex Ronnie

Jersey Shore's Sammi Giancola has forgiven -- but not forgotten -- her man.

After millions of the MTV reality hit's fans saw her crying and humiliated as she and her on-and-off beau Ronnie Ortiz-Magro got in a violent blowout, Giancola, 22, is opening up in the new Us Weekly (out now) about why she decided to take her raging ex back.

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"He's a good person," Giancola tells Us of Ortiz-Magro, 25, who stomped on her glasses and called her a "spoiled bitch" during the spat. "Nobody's perfect. I get out of hand, he gets out of hand."

While Giancola remains confident in her bond with Ortiz-Magro, friends of the couple are not convinced their recent reunion will stick.

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"Sam always has excuses," a Giancola pal says of the reality star, who started dating Ortiz-Magro in summer 2009. "She kept saying that wasn't the Ronnie she knew. Ronnie was verbally abusive for sure."

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For more on the "tumultuous and passionate" couple -- including how "Single Ronnie" spent Valentine's Day and what the pair's six housemates think of their reunion -- pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.

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