Jen Harley has offered a look at the road trip she wished to be the “last time.” In the wake of Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s Los Angeles arrest for domestic violence on Thursday, April 22, the ex-girlfriend of the “Jersey Shore” star documented the moment she had to pick up her three-year-old daughter Ariana Sky.
The Jersey Shore star, 35, was arrested on Thursday morning in Los Angeles on suspicion of intimate partner violence with injuries and with priors, a spokesperson for the LAPD previously told PEOPLE.
Making use of her Instagram Story, the 35-year-old reality star made a few of posts regarding her sudden road trip. “I want my baby home,” she wrote in one Story. In another one, she shared a clip of her driving with a caption that read, “Last time I’m ever making this drive.”
Moments later, Jen added a sweet snap of her cuddling little Ariana. “Can’t drive home like this but I’ll hold her as long as she needs it [crying emoji],” she wrote over the post. She later put out a picture of a lion and its infant, as a reference to her protective nature, and added the words, “Till the day I die.”
On Friday, April 23, the Las Vegas realtor shared on her Instagram Story a cryptic quote. “We must accept the end of something in order to begin to build something new,” her wordy post read.
Ronnie, in the meantime, was arrested in Los Angeles at 4.15 P.M. on Thursday. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, his booking fell under “intimate partner violence with injury with priors.” It was reported that his daughter Ariana was with him since it was his turn to watch the little girl.
The reality star was taken to Van Nuys jail before being released later that day on $100,000 bail. In a statement on Thursday, his lawyer told PEOPLE: “We have just learned of the new allegations against Ronnie and need some additional time to further investigate. As such, we will not be making any other statements at this time.”
Three weeks prior to the arrest, the former “Famously Single” star shared a video tribute to Ariana on his Instagram account. Along with the caption that read, “My everything,” he posted a video which was filled with snaps of father-and-daughter moments.
This domestic violence arrest was not Ronnie’s first. He was taken into custody for similar offence in October 2019. At the time, he was said to hit and chased Jen with a knife after having a heated argument. Before police arrived, he locked and barricaded himself with Ariana in an AirBnB rental home.
Following the incident, Ronnie was charged with domestic violence, brandishing a weapon, resisting arrest, criminal threats and child endangerment. He pleaded no contest to one count of domestic battery and one count of resisting arrest, and in May 2020, was sentenced to 36 months of probation.
Several hours later, the mom confirmed that she and Ariana had been reunited. “Can’t drive home like this but I’ll hold her as long as she needs it,” she wrote alongside a photo of craddling holding the toddler.
Ortiz-Magro is currently on probation as part of a plea deal he agreed to in 2020 from a previous domestic violence case involving Harley.
Last May, he pleaded no contest to one count of domestic battery and one count of resisting arrest, TMZ reported at the time. He was ordered to 36 months probation, 30 days of community service, and to donate $20,000 to a battered women’s shelter in Los Angeles.
Ortiz-Magro and Harley have a volatile relationship history, each having accused the other of abuse and infidelity.
The pair split in 2019, and both have since debuted new relationships.