In a video shared by Polizzi, 32, the cast poke fun at their roommate before telling him how much they love him and how proud they are of how far he’s come through the years.
At the end of the video, Sorrentino turns to his wife, Lauren Pesce. “I don’t know, honey, should we go outside and flip out?” he asks as the entire room starts to laugh.
The speech received boos from the room and afterward, the Staten Island native, 34, got extremely upset, leading to a huge fight. “I will never film with her again,” Cortese stated at the time.
The argument left everyone in tears and ultimately led to Polizzi’s decision to quit the show.
“I’m quitting, I think,” she told Cortese on the episode. “I think this is it. This is not fun. … I just love my roomies, always. Jersey Shore is literally my life. I never would have met my best friends, so the fact that it has to end like this, for me, it really sucks.”
In December 2019, she officially announced that she was not returning to the MTV series.
“You know, when I leave my kids and I film the show, like, I want to have a good time,” she explained on her “It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey” podcast. “And I’m putting myself out there, and I just wanna come off as a good person. And lately, on the show, it’s just been very drama. Our show, Jersey Shore, is about family and about making fun of each other and having a good time and laughing and just knowing that it’s all in good fun. And lately, it’s just like, everything is so serious. … I just don’t like the turnout of it, and I don’t like the person I’m portrayed as.”
Jersey Shore Family Vacation has been renewed for a fourth season.