Jersey Shore personality Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has publicly apologized after he was involved in a live-streamed verbal and physical fight with his estranged girlfriend Jen Harley, mother to his newborn baby daughter Ariana Sky.
'I want to apologize to my family, friends and fans,' the 32-year-old reality star said in a statement via social media on Monday. 'This is a private matter that should have never been made public.
'I remain focused on my daughter and she is my number one priority.'
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Tough time: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 32, and Jen Harley, seen here in Miami in February, have split up after an uncomfortable run-in on Instagram Sunday
In the uncomfortable exchange that was live-streamed on the social media site, Ortiz-Magro was heard warning Harley: Put your hands on me again ... put your f***ing hands on me again I dare you. I f***ing dare you.'
Harley, who has since set Instagram page to private, responded, 'Seriously?'
In Instagram Stories text notes, Ortiz-Magro and Harley posted - and subsequently deleted - they traded allegations of cheating and drug abuse,