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Breaking up is hard to do, which is why “Jersey Shore” stars Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola took so long to make a hard break.

But Ronnie now tells “People” that they have broken up “for good” after a period where they were not spending much time with one another.

“I still care about her. She’s a great girl, but we were growing distant. It was for the best,” he told “People.”

Since “Jersey Shore” ended in 2012, Sammi and Ronni have been the only two to not pursue much more reality TV fame.

Both stars, however, have popped up in a few episodes of MTV’s “Snooki & JWOWW.”

After they made cameos in 2012’s “Three Stooges” update, Sammi appears to have been bit by the acting bug and seemingly scored a role in a new film, “Here Without You,” with Holly Madison.

Meanwhile, Ronnie tells “People” that he’s been spending a great deal of time with JWoww and her new baby, Meilani.

Are you surprised that Sammi and Ronnie couldn’t make it work after all this time? Sound off in the comments below!

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