"He's reunited with his daughter and couldn't be happier," a source close to the Jersey Shore star tells PEOPLE

By People Staff
October 17, 2019 03:20 PM
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Father and daughter are back together again!

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has reunited with his daughter, 18-month-old Ariana Skye, for the first time since his arrest earlier this month, PEOPLE confirms.

“He’s reunited with his daughter and couldn’t be happier,” a source close to the Jersey Shore star tells PEOPLE. “Ariana is his whole world and he was really upset over the fact that he couldn’t see her. Ron is co-parenting the best that he can. He wants the best for Ariana.”

The 33-year-old star was arrested Oct. 4 on a kidnapping charge after an alleged altercation with ex-girlfriend Jen Harley, who is Ariana’s mother.

Jen Harley, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Jen Harley, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
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A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that authorities responded to a battery report at around 2:40 a.m. “The victim and suspect were involved in some kind of physical altercation,” the spokesperson said. “Officers did have to use a taser on the suspect in which a minor use of force occurred. There was no further incident.”

The reality star was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Harley, TMZ first reported. The order was in place until Oct. 11.

According to the outlet, the order did not prevent Ortiz-Magro from seeing his daughter; however, law enforcement had to be present if he had requested a visit. Ariana Skye has been in Harley’s care at her residence in Las Vegas, a source previously told PEOPLE.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Jen Harley
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“The reporting of the alleged incident relating to Ronnie Magro yesterday is based upon pure speculation and innuendo. We are currently conducting our own investigation and will have no further comment until that has been concluded,” Ortiz-Magro’s lawyer said in a statement after the arrest.

On Saturday, Ortiz-Magro shared old footage of himself and Ariana at a Disney amusement park together shot over the summer.