'Jersey Shore' Star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Girlfriend Welcome Baby Girl
By Antoinette Bueno
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Congratulations are in order for Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and his girlfriend, Jen Harley!
According to multiple reports, the Jersey Shore star welcomed a daughter on Tuesday, the couple's first child together. Harley -- who said that she was in labor in her Instagram Stories on Monday -- is also a mom to an 11-year-old son from a previous relationship.
"I think she's crowning right now, actually," he joked. "I actually have the Star Wars theme on my phone, so when she goes into labor ..."
Clearly, the 32-year-old reality star has been looking forward to becoming a father.
"You know, I watched [Jersey Shore co-stars] Nicole and Jenny have kids, and Pauly have kids, and, like, their success and all of our success, and to finally have someone to look up to me and show me that unconditional love that everything I do is gonna make them proud, and they're gonna be proud of me... that's a great feeling to have deep down inside," he shared.
But he added that he wasn't in a rush to take his and Harley's relationship to the next level.
"I feel like marriage is a big pressure on some people," he mused. "You put that word marriage on a relationship and it makes everything so much more tense, and so much more, you know ... It's, like, if I love you, you love me, let's enjoy our lives. We had a good time before, let's have a good time after. We don't need that. If you need a title to represent your relationship, then you shouldn't be together."