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.
"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.
"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."
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.