'Jersey Shore' Star Ronnie Magro and Malika Haqq Are Dating
By Antoinette Bueno
Who saw this couple coming?!
Jersey Shore's Ronnie Magro is now dating fellow reality star Maliqa Haqq, aka Khloe Kardashian's best friend. The two met filming the second season of E!'s Famously Single, which follows eight single celebrities who all move in together to solve their romantic problems.
"We had a lot in common from the start and it was an instant friendship. The attraction quickly became a mutual romance," the couple says in a joint statement to ET. "Our support for one another through this challenging experience made us strong in a very short period of time. We had an opportunity to really get to know each other living in such close quarters."
"Our family and friends are aware that we are together and extremely supportive of our relationship," they add.
Magro hinted at the relationship earlier this week, when he Instagrammed a romantic picture of himself and 33-year-old Haqq kissing while enjoying the view, though her face is obscured from the camera. But Magro, 31, also made sure to make it clear to his followers that the woman wasn't his ex-girlfriend, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, whom he starred with on The Jersey Shore.
"#Happiness#FamouslySinlgeSeason2ComingSoon #EChannel #March#MakeSureaYouKeepUp #NahItAintSamSoStopAsking," he captioned the pic.
Season two of E!'s Famously Single premieres in 2017.
"We see marriage," O'Day told ET about the seriousness of their relationship when we spoke to the couple in June. "We're more, 'What is the timing of our lives?' more so than wondering if we're each other's person. We know that."