Jersey Shore cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will be taking a break from filming the show (Picture: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/ File)
Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is ‘stepping’ away from the hit show as he seeks ‘treatment for mental health’.
He made the announcement he would not be filming upcoming episodes following his domestic violence arrest earlier this month.
Taking to Instagram Story on Thursday, the 35-year-old wrote: ‘After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I’ve ignored too long.
‘My number one goal now is facing my struggles head on.’
Ronnie concluded: ‘This process will be difficult, but my #1 priority is to get healthy and be the best man and the best father I can for my daughter.’
The reality star’s attorneys, Scott E. Leemon and Leonard Levine, also said a statement: ‘He is currently seeking medical treatment for psychological issues that he has ignored for a long time.
The reality star is taking time to work on his mental health following his domestic violence arrest (Picture: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
‘His only present goal is to address these issues professionally and make himself [a] better person and the best father he can be to his loving daughter.’
On April 22, the MTV star was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of intimate partner violence with injuries and with priors.
Ronnie’s ex-girlfriend Jen Harley, with who he shares a three-year-old daughter, was not involved in the incident.
Ronnie is a star of MTV’s hit reality franchise Jersey Shore (Picture: FilmMagic)
It is claimed that the star will not face a felony charge in the case as the LA County District Attorney’s Office determined it didn’t have sufficient evidence to proceed.
Ronnie was released from Van Nuys jail the night of the incident after posting $100,000 (£72k) bail.
Ronnie is currently on probation as part of a plea deal in a previous domestic violence case involving Harley.
The reality star is currently a star of MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, alongside Jennifer ‘JWoww’ Farley, Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick.
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