That said, Sorrentino has had his fair share of luck with women both on and off the show – not least through his memorable fling with twins Erica and Brittany. And he had at least one enduring romance before he started filming Jersey Shore. Prior to becoming a household name, you see, Sorrentino had actually broken up with girlfriend Pesce.
Sorrentino and Pesce had met in a math class while attending community college, and they ended up dating for about four years. When the pair split in 2009, however, it was amicable. “We had gone our separate ways, but we parted on good terms and always kept in touch,” Pesce told Us Weekly in 2015.
And while Pesce didn’t watch her ex-boyfriend’s reality show much, she didn’t always approve of what she saw on the occasions that she did tune in. “I definitely didn’t follow some of the crazy stuff going on in Jersey Shore,” she explained to Us Weekly. “I didn’t like a lot of the things he did, but we weren’t together!” She added, however, that she “was just glad he had found success.”