It is once again time for GTL – gym, tanning, and laundry. Fans of the classic MTV reality show Jersey Shore are getting their fist pumps ready for the highly-anticipated reunion of the original cast in Jersey Shore Family Vacation, and E! News is reporting that filming has already begun in Miami. Will there be beer bongs and shots at 10 a.m. this time around?
Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will all take part in the special, with only Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola opting not to return.
A source close to Giancola says that she is happy in her current relationship, and she felt that coming back and spending time with her ex (Ortiz-Magro) would be disrespectful.
However, Sorrentino did show up despite recently pleading guilty in a tax fraud case, but he did arrive one day later than the rest of his cast members. The Situation is facing up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine, but the judge did allow him to travel to Miami for filming before he receives his sentence.
Farley says that Sorrentino has changed since his time on the original show, revealing that he is now clean, sober, and a very different human being than the arrogant, cocky guy fans saw years ago. She is excited for everyone to see how much he has changed.
Children and significant others will also be joining the gang for their vacation, and this makes fans wonder if they will be trading in their alcohol for beach toys. But, a photo from the first day of filming shows Ortiz-Magro with his beer bong, so everyone’s mind should be at ease.
Cameras also caught the cast sharing a big meal and a lot of drinks together at Miami Beach’s famous Ocean Drive, so it’s safe to say the alcohol will be flowing freely throughout the reunion.
Fans will not get the chance to see Polizzi’s husband, Jionni LaValle, but it’s not because there is any trouble in their marriage. He shot down the divorce rumors on Instagram.
“I am CHOOSING TO NOT be on TV because I simply DO NOT like it,” he wrote. “Nicole and I are doing great and became even stronger together while raising our kids.”
MTV let fans decide where the cast would go on vacation, with Miami coming out on top.
The network has yet to announce a premiere date, it is expected to be sooner rather than later, with a promo for Jersey Shore Family Vacation proclaiming it is “Coming F***ing Soon.”