After a tumultuous five-year romance, which played out on MTV’s smash hit reality show Jersey Shore, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 28, and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, 27, have called it quits for good, he tells PEOPLE.
“We were drifting apart and not really spending any time together,” Magro told PEOPLE at the premiere of former costar Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s new film, Jersey Shore Massacre, out Aug. 22.
After splitting and rekindling their romance several times on the show, the couple finally parted ways two months ago, he says.
“I still care about her,” he said, adding that he’s not ready to date again. “She’s a great girl, but we were growing distant. It was for the best.”
Adds Magro: “She’s really squirmy and looks just like Roger!”