The Jersey Shore crew is about to get even bigger! Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, who will soon be headed back to the Shore with his GTL fam for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, has just announced to Us Weekly that come 2018, he’ll have a little one to call his own with girlfriend Jen Harley!

In just four months, the 32-year-old and his lady will be welcoming a little girl, a turn of events even Ortiz-Magro himself never could have expected.

Taking to Instagram with a picture of himself and Harley, the proud papa wrote, “Things in life never [go] as planned or happen the way you expected!” adding the sweet hashtags, “#BestFriend #MyLife #LoveHer.”

The twosome have been coupled up since at least July, when they were spotted holding hands in public. Harley also has an 11-month-old son from a previous union.

Still, the soon-to-be daddy is taking all the advice he can get, turning to castmates Jenni “JWoww” Farley, who shares a daughter and a son with husband Roger Mathews, Pauly D. Delvecchio, who has a daughter, and Nicole “Snooki” LaValle, who has two kids with husband Jionni LaValle, for advice. “They all went through different experiences, which was great,” Ortiz-Magro said.

Looks like we’ll have plenty to look forward to when the revived show hits the airwaves next year!

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