Ronnie's baby mama, Jen Harley, tells TooFab her version of what went down on last week's "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation."
To the viewers at home, the fight seemed to have been sparked by a custody battle over their baby girl, but Jen says she was actually in search of her missing dog, a pit bull named Kimber.
"They didn't show the truth," she told TooFab. "It was edited completely wrong. They didn't show anything about the dog, and that's the whole reason why I went to the hotel room looking for [Ronnie], because I had found out my dog was missing. I couldn't find her. I was like putting up fliers everywhere looking for her, and Ronnie would just ignore my phone calls."
MTV declined to comment when contacted by TooFab.
During the explosive episode, Jen showed up to Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas where Ronnie and his castmates were filming Season 2. Ronnie's roommates were in their suite, but Ronnie was not. Jen told TooFab what cameras didn't show was her speaking to Ronnie's castmates about her concerns over Kimber's whereabouts.
"We talked about all this," Jen said. "Even Vinny [Guadagnino] was like, 'I don't think anything happened to your dog. He's probably just holding it just to get to you.' Everything is just completely one-sided and fake."
Jen said she later found out that her dog was never missing; she had actually drowned in the pool earlier that day. Jen claims that by the time she found out Kimber was dead, someone had already taken her to the vet to be cremated. She said that's when she came back to Planet Hollywood in a fit of rage, and took it out on Ronnie.
Cameras didn't show the entire confrontation, though. After Jen left Planet Hollywood, the screen went black and a message appeared. It read, "After Ron and Jen's fight last night, police arrived to investigate a call for domestic disturbance. MTV was not permitted to film the investigation." Jen told TooFab she was the one who made the call that night, which TMZ confirmed back in June when the incident took place. According to TMZ, Ronnie told police he and Jen had been arguing for several days after he found their dog dead at the bottom of their pool.
Jen told TooFab that the day of the incident, "Jersey Shore" producers allowed Ronnie to go home because he was "flipping out so bad" over a previous argument with Jen (which viewers saw on the Season 2 premiere). According to Jen, a producer and a security guard then escorted Ronnie to their Las Vegas rental home. Jen said she was not there at the time because she was in the process of moving into their new home (her daughter was with her, but their two dogs were at the rental home).
According to Jen, Ronnie told her he found Kimber at the bottom of their pool after letting her out into the backyard to go to the bathroom, which lines up with what he told cops.
Jen told TooFab the security guard she believes was present when her dog died told her "three different stories" about what happened to Kimber. She claimed that's why during her argument with Ronnie, she yelled, "Which is it? Which f--king story is it?" which actually did air.
"It was sketchy. Nothing made sense," she said of the ordeal, adding that she and Ronnie are currently on relatively decent terms.
"But every f--king Thursday, we get into a fight," she said. "We're good up until Thursday. It's just so hard to relive everything."
Ronnie did not respond to our request for comment. MTV, as previously stated, declined to provide comment for this story.
"Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on MTV.
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