'Jersey Shore's' Deena Cortese Explains Ronnie Magro's Absence From Reunion

Jersey Shore fans have noticed Ronnie Magro's absence from the cast's recent reunions, but no one has spoken out about it until now.

Deena Cortese opened up to Us Weekly about the state of the cast's friendship with Magro.

"I believe he was in L.A., so I'm not sure what he was doing," Deena Cortese said. "I haven't really spoken to him."

Following their brief gathering for the Burger King commercial, the other cast members began planning for their reunion series and even started a big group chat, which does not include Magro.

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"I honestly don't know if anyone has spoken to him about it," Cortese explains. "Right now we're in a group chat with me, Pauly [DelVecchio], Vinny [Guadagnino],Mike [Sorrentino], Nicole [Polizzi], Jenni [Farley] and Sam [Giancola]. Ronnie's actually not in it right now, in the group chat, but we're all talking about it and we're all trying to figure out ways to make it happen."

However, when and if the reunion does take place, she thinks Magro will be extended an offer to join. "I'm sure he'd be willing to sign on," Cortese says, revealing she cut ties with her costar after he neglected to reach out when her father passed away.

"We just all haven't spoken to him. I think Vinny's the only one that really talks to him."

Should the hilarious cast reunite for another show, fans shouldn't expect any blow out fights between Giancola and Magro. "Sam is the happiest I've ever seen her, so I think she would be just fine if Ronnie is there," Cortese tells Us. "She's doing great. I don't think his presence would bother her at all."

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The cast is fully committed to making this reunion happen for their fans. "We're gonna do everything in our power to make it happen, even if certain people don't want to be involved or if certain networks don't want to pick it up," Cortese says. "We're willing to go elsewhere and find someone that is willing to."

The New Jersey native believes their crazy antics would still be a huge part of the show despite how much their lives have changed over the last five years.

"I would just love to be back in the dynamic of all of us going out and even though we have kids or we're getting married, we'd still go out and have a good time, drink and show the world we're still this dysfunctional family," she says."I'm sure me and Nicole would still have our little meatball time because we're both big winos. We love our wine now. We went from vodka to wine. We got pretty classy."

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