He may be back with his Jersey Shore friends on TV, but off-screen, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is adjusting to his new life as a dad. The reality star welcomed his first child, a daughter, with girlfriend Jen Harley earlier this month, and has just revealed the little one’s sweet name.
Little Ariana Sky came into the world in early April, and as Ortiz-Magro tells Us Weekly, he and Harley decided on the name as a couple — sort of. “When we first started dating in the beginning, we’d joke around saying, ‘What if we had a kid? It’d be crazy and good looking!'” he said. “And we’d say, ‘What would we name it?’ We joked that we liked Ariana.”
It might have started as a joke, but it quickly became a reality. After Harley found out she was expecting, the inside joke continued between the couple, and when they learned they were having a girl, that sealed the deal.
“When she found out she was pregnant, we looked at each other and we’re like, ‘Guess we’re naming the baby Ariana if it’s a girl.’ Next thing you know, we find out the gender and we’re like, ‘Guess so!'”
“This is the face you make when pink feathers come out of the popped ballon, instead of blue!” Ortiz-Magro captioned a pic of him looking shocked, taken the moment he and Harley learned the baby’s sex during a reveal party at the PKWY Tavern in Las Vegas, Nevada. He used a string of hashtags to express his nerves, admitting that “#AMillionThingsWentThroughMyHead.”
Little Ariana Sky is the first child for Ortiz-Magro, and the second for Harley, who is already mom to an 11-year-old boy.
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