Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, who has been at the heart of much of “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” drama for the past two seasons, has revealed he spent a month at the Headwaters Origins treatment center in West Palm Beach, Florida for depression and alcohol abuse.
“I decided to go to treatment because … I was just making the wrong decisions and I was very depressed,” said Ronnie to US Weekly. “And when I was depressed I would turn to drinking and then when I would drink, bad things would just continue to happen because I wasn’t reacting the way I should.”
“Eventually, all the bad decisions I was making were going to lead me to places that I didn’t want to be,” he added. “I wanted to be led to the place that I am now — that’s happy, healthy and the best role model for my daughter.”
Ronnie and his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Jen Harley, have a 10-month daughter, Ariana.
“My state of mind when I went in, I was just very depressed, just very angry, resentful to myself about a lot of things that I’ve done over the last year, or even years,” Ronnie said. “I was definitely in a place where I just didn’t know how to control my life anymore.”
Police were called to the Las Vegas house of Ronnie and Jen in the early hours of New Year’s Day after a fight at the Hustler Club in Las Vegas extended to their home. It was the latest of a series of incidents between the two and it occurred about a week before Ronnie went into rehab.