Jen Harley and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Celebrate July 4, Manage to Avoid Assaulting Each Other

We give up.

When it comes to the relationship between Jen Harley and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, we just… give up.

You can go ahead and try to figure these two out; we’re just gonna sit back and eat some hot dogs on this special birthday.

Indeed, the Jersey Shore cast member and his on-again/off-again/on-again/off-again girlfriend apparently put their differences aside on Wednesday in order to celebrate America.

Ortiz-Magro shared a photo on Instagram Stories this morning of himself and Harley snuggled close, flag-themed hearts floating around the duo as she made a kissy face at the camera.

“Happy independence day,” over the image.

How cute, right?

How sweet, no?

How romantic, yes?

Sure, we guess.

But that would only be true if you ignored the fact that Harley was arrested mere days ago for DRAGGING RONNIE BY A CAR in Las Vegas.

The couple had reportedly got into an argument on the way home from a barbecue and, as Ronnie tried to unbuckle his seatbelt and exit the vehicle, Harley allegedly sped away, dragging her boyfriend down the street.

She was taken into custody by local authorities, but will not be charged with any crime.

It’s important to note two things while we relay that news:

1. Harley and Ronnie are the new parents to a baby girl named Ariana; she was born on April 3. (And she was in the car at the time of the above incident.)

2. This above incident was certainly NOT the first time Ronnie and Jen got into it in a very serious manner.

In late April, Jen and Ronnie went back and forth in very ugly fashion on social media.

She accused him of cheating. He accused her of holding on to old sex tapes of herself and an ex.

Harley slammed Ronnie as a “cokehead” and deadbeat dad. Ronnie blasted Harley as a “cum dumpster.”

It was a vicious and as X-rated as nearly any viral argument we can remember — and you can relive the madness below:

There’s also a video online of Ronnie verbally attacking Harley and seemingly coming close to physical blows.

It’s troubling and scary and disturbing and you can judge it for yourself here:

Ronnie and Jen have tried to maintain a healthy relationship amidst all this craziness, mostly for the sake of their newborn.

“I remain focused on my daughter and she is my No. 1 priority,” Ronnie told us Weekly a little while back, for example.

Last we heard, however, friends were encouraging Ronnie to stay away from Harley and to even file for primary custody of Ariana.

It doesn’t look like he’s taken this advice, however, based on the first photo posted above.

We’re afraid, though.

There’s plenty of July Fourth to go and we have a feeling that if these two are together… and the alcohol is flowing… that things may get explosive between them tonight.

And not because they’ll be watching fireworks.


Heather Locklear Arrested for Assaulting Police Officer

We often try to keep things light here at The Hollywood Gossip.

But we don’t even have a joke to make about the following story.

We have no snarky comments at all.

We just sincerely hope Heather Locklear finds the professional help she so clearly needs.

The veteran actress was arrested on Sunday night after a family member called 911 from Locklear’s home because Locklear was allegedly drunk and beligerant.

According to TMZ, the former Melrose Place, Dynasty and Spin City star then punched a responding police officer who was trying to separate her from an unnamed relative.

Paramedics evnetually arrived as well — and, while being placed on a gurney, Locklear is accusing of kicking an EMT.

The incidents took place just before midnight and Locklear was prompted booked for two counts of misdemeanor battery upon an officer and emergency personnel.

Authorities confirm that the star was taken to a hospital near her residence get checked out and then was taken to jail, where she was booked.

She’s being held on $ 20,000 bail.

This would obviously be a disturbing story based on the facts listed above alone.

But the alleged attacks took place less than one week after Locklear was hospitalized after another drunken assault, this time one against her parents.

Reports at that time indicated that the actress choked her mother and hit her father.

She also threatened to find a gun and kill herself, which is why she was placed under psychiatric evaluation.

And even that was not some kind of isolated encounter/run-in with the law.

The sadly troubled actress previously pleaded not guilty to four counts of battery on an officer and one count of resisting arrest in April, following her February arrest in which she apparently told officers:

If you ever come back to my house I will shoot you.”

This arrest caused Locklear to check into a rehabilitation, with sources close to her saying that she was “spiraling out of control.”

Said former Melrose Place co-star Josie Bissett to Entertainment Tonight in the wake of last weekend’s suicide threat:

“[It’s] just sad. You know, it’s just heartbreaking. We just pray for her and hope she gets through this time.”

And Jack Wagner, who also appeared on this Fox soap opera opposite Locklear and also dated her for a number of years, added in this same interview:

“I just will stand by what I have said for a while and that is that we all have our struggles.

“We all do and some of us handle them in different ways.

“We either really work at getting well, you know, and it’s just about when you make that decision to do it…

“I love Heather and I know Josie feels the same way, so nothing but loving thoughts and prayers for her and her family and her daughter, Ava.”

We echo this sentiment.


Andrea Constand Breaks Silence About Cosby Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Her

Andrea Constand has spoken out for the first time — aside from testifying in court — about how Bill Cosby gave her 3 blue pills and then attacked her. Constand spoke to NBC’s Kate Snow about the encounter 13 years ago, when she was the operations…


Thomas Ravenel Accused of Sexually Assaulting Nanny While His Baby Slept Nearby

Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel has been accused of sexual assault by two different women.

Initially, only one woman was identified.

Now, the other has come forward to reveal herself. And viewers of Southern Charm will recognize her.

A woman whom viewers know as “Nanny Dawn” has identified herself to People as the woman who reported Ravenel to police on May 7.

Dawn, who asked People to refrain from using her last name under the circumstances, appeared on Southern Charm as the nanny for Ravenel’s two young children.

She reveals that, though he is now under investigation by police, she is not overly optimistic about him actually acing justice.

“Although I believe he should be in jail for his crimes, the reality according to statistics is that he will go unpunished.”

She’s right about the statistics, though many have pointed out that after Cosby’s guilty verdict, which was once thought almost impossible despite 60 accusers, the #MeToo movement has shifted the culture.

Perhaps the quest for justice in sexual assault cases is no longer as hopeless as it once was. But either way, Dawn is coming forward for a reason.

“I feel the only justice I will receive is to share my story in the efforts to educate the public and support assault survivors.”

Dawn was also willing to share details of her allegations.

She says that in January of 2015, she reported for work as Ravenel was heading out to dinner.

“Thomas returned home from an evening with friends.”

She says that she was still working at the time, though his young children were asleep.

“I had just finished making baby food and was drying baby bottles.”

She says that he then turned off the light. When she told him that she needed the lights on to see, she alleges that he entered the room and attempted to kiss her.

She says that she did her best to discourage him.

“I told him ‘this isn’t appropriate. I work for you.’ He then hugged me as an alternative.”

She felt immobilized.

“I had baby bottles in my hands, so I couldn’t hug him. It felt like he was putting his weight on me.”

There are some jobs where hugging a coworker is appropriate, but this situation sounds very uncomfortable. So much so that she decided to leave.

“I went upstairs to get my jacket which had the key to my vehicle in the pocket.”

Unfortunately, she says that she was unable to escape.

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“I was corralled into the master bedroom and he shut the door behind me. I turned around and he had his pants dropped, not wearing underwear.”

That is not good at all.

“He was blocking the door. I was mortified, embarrassed, and scared.”

On top of everything else, she says that she was instinctively unwilling to make noise because Ravenel’s daughter was sleeping nearby.

“I was unsure what to do because Kensie was sleeping very close by.”

She alleges that he then attacked.

“He proceeded to rip my clothes off, and I struggled to redress.”

She remembers her fears at the time.

“I remember how worried I was that I may have to run outside in the January cold without clothes on and in an upscale neighborhood. I lived almost an hour away so I would have to drive home naked.”

Horrific. She does not publicly share further details of the assault itself, and we absolutely do not blame her.

Police in South Carolina have confirmed that Ravenel is under investigation.

They are apparently looking at him for “first-degree forcible rape.”

Dawn says that, weeks later, Ravenel apologized and “promised it would never happen again.”

She says that eventually she told someone what had happened, which resulted in Ravenel harassing her through alleged “butt-dials.”

Ultimately, he replaced her with Nanny Deidre.