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Jersey Shore Family Vacation premiered to stellar ratings last week, and for a hot second, it was almost as if the absence of original cast member Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola wasn't too noticeable. Thanks to a doll resembling Sammi crashing the rest of the cast's Miami reunion, it was almost like the whole gang was still there. As for the real Sammi, she chose to stay away from Family Vacation to keep her current happiness intact, and her new boyfriend has a lot to do with her healthy mindset. Seeing as we don't have his reality show appearances to get to know him, who is Christian Biscardi?
Sammi has reportedly been dating Christian for the past year, and at first glance, they look like a totally normal couple that you could pass on the street any day. After dating castmate Ronnie Ortiz-Magro on and off for years, Sammi's time with Christian marks her first publicized relationship since she broke up with Ronnie for good in 2014. We know that this mystery man must treat her well, as the reality star explained in a statement on Instagram that things couldn't be any better for her:
I am not the same person as I was when I was 22. At 31, I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially toxic situations.
Whoever played a part in her deciding to avoid a filmed reunion with her Jersey Shore friends must be special. Here's what we know about Christian: