Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola Returns To Jersey Shore 10 Years Later

Nobody saw this coming, not even the cast of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Sammi Gianocola, known as Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ on

Sammi Sweetheart

Nobody saw this coming, not even the cast of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Sammi Gianocola, known as Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ on the series showed up to the set this past week which came as a major surprise to the entire world as well as Pauly D, JWoww, Snooki, The Situation, and Vinny.

The Reunion We’ve Been Waiting For

When Jersey Shore: Family Reunion initially premiered Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ explained her reason for not returning.

“I have chosen not to join the show this season because I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my businesses and relationship,” she wrote. “I am not the same person as I was when I was 22. At 31, I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially TOXIC SITUATIONS.”

“However, it was a difficult decision as I love my roomies. I’ve decided to focus on me, my future, and what truly makes me happy,” she continued. “I will forever be grateful to Jersey Shore and everything it has brought to me! I’ve just decided to live my life for me these days.” 

Naturally, everyone was upset to hear about her decision not to join the revived series however, it was understanding given her past with former costar Ronnie Magro.

And, if you’re wondering ‘why now?’ well, it’s assumed that her return has something to do with Magro’s permanent exit. 2 years ago the reality star stepped away from the series to work on his mental health. He’s made a guest appearance since his departure however since he is no longer a permanent cast member, fans believe that is why Sammi ‘ Sweetheart’ agreed to [finally] sign on.

A Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Suprise!

Reportedly nobody knew about the former cast member’s return, not even her reality television family. Sources of TMZ revealed that it was a big shock to everyone involved which gave the cameras raw, overjoyed reactions which included laughs, tears, and everything in between.

The Instagram account for the MTV show teased her return one Saturday captioning their post “She’s still the sweetest b–ch you’ll ever meet.”

The return of Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ will air during the second half of the season which is currently filming.

It’s uncertain of whether this is a quick stop-in for the former reality star or if she will secure a permanent room in the house but for now, she’s soaking in the excitement, posting her own photo which is captioned, “OK I can finally say… I’m backkk!”

What do you think will happen during her time back on the shore? Will Ronnie drama resurface as the housemates draw curiosity? Will we see any entirely new dynamic from the group or will it be just like old times?