She may have gotten her start on Jersey Shore, but it looks like Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola has left her days on reality TV behind her for good. More than 10 years after she made her television debut, the former MTV personality has changed a lot — and that may have something to do with the fact that Sammi is living her best life outside of the public eye.
After deciding against returning to the franchise for the reboot series, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, the New Jersey native was planning to tie the knot with now-former fiancé Christian Biscardi and focus on other exciting ventures.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sammi and Christian, who got engaged in March 2019, had to postpone their wedding and now, they will no longer be saying “I do.”
She addressed split rumors in a July 2021 TikTok video and confirmed they decided to part ways. The caption Sammi shared read, “Are you coming back to Jersey Shore? No. Are you single? Yes. Are you happy? YESSS!”
When it comes to her relationship with her former costars, Us Weekly reported in October 2019 that Sammi was keeping her distance. While the brunette beauty helped costar Deena Cortese celebrate her bridal shower back in the day, none of the Jersey Shore roommates made the cut for Sammi’s bridal party. “Some of the cast members have tried reaching out, but she hasn’t responded to them lately,” a source told the publication. “They would really like to still be friends.”
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and wife Lauren Sorrentino revealed in March 2020 they’re not even sure they would be invited to Sammi’s wedding. “[We] don’t know,” they revealed during an episode of “The Morning Toast” podcast. “We did invite her to our wedding, and I think we got the decline button,” The Sitch explained, noting Sammi did send them “a nice gift.”
The Jersey Shore alum doesn’t seem to be any worse off amid her choice to lead a more private life. She’s been cuddling up to her man and starting a YouTube channel documenting their life. Her workout routine has her running miles, chugging healthy smoothies and sharing sweaty gym selfies. When the time comes to walk down the aisle, this gal will be ready and fabulous.
In November 2021, Sammi revealed that she had moved on romantically with new boyfriend Justin May, confirming their relationship in a social media post. Since then, the two have kept their relationship mostly private except for occasional updates on TikTok and Instagram.
“The best day,” she wrote with a heart emoji over a photo of her and Justin wearing swimsuits in June 2022.
The former reality TV star has continued to share updates with her fans on social media, posting photos from her life. On June 12, 2022, Sammi shared a photo to Instagram of her and her new puppy named Tony. She also shares plenty of selfies as well as sporadic photos of her and her friends and family.
Scroll through the gallery below to see Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola’s total transformation over the years.