Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Seemingly Implies Girlfriend Jen Harley Hit Him by Posting Black Eye Instagram Photo

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"Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, pictured May 25, 2016 in Hollywood, California, seemingly implied that girlfriend Jen Harley hit him when he posted a picture of himself with a black eye on Instagram. Mark Davis/Getty Images for Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

Rumors began to circle that Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz was potentially assaulted by his girlfriend, Jen Harley, after he posted a picture of himself with a black eye on his Instagram story Wednesday. Harley was previously arrested in June for domestic battery after she allegedly dragged Ortiz-Magro with a car. They got into a second physical altercation during the filming of Season 2 of Family Vacation, Us Weekly reported.

On Wednesday, Ortiz-Magro apologized to his loved ones. "Sorry for lying to my friends and family, sometimes u love people so much your willing to lie and the hurt the people that love u the most to protect," he wrote, adding, "Kidddddddddddd."

The MTV reality star tagged a woman named Jennifer with the handle @jenx, but that's not Harley's name on Instagram. She posts under the handle @ tt_kittymeow. Her private page boasts 320,000 followers.

Though the 32-year-old didn't call out his girlfriend directly, he seemingly claimed that he and Harley, who share 6-year-old daughter Ariana together, might be fighting, again.

The on-again, off-again couple has had a tumultuous relationship since they started dating in July 2017. In April, they got into a bitter fight that was cast over Instagram after an episode of Jersey Shore showed Ortiz-Magro flirting with another woman. He later apologized for airing his dirty laundry.

"I want to apologize to my family, friends and fans," the MTV personality said in a statement to Us Weekly at the time. "This is a private matter that should have never been made public. I remain focused on my daughter and she is my No. 1 priority."

Recently, Harley blamed Jersey Shore for the problems between her and the father of their daughter. "The show has been the route [sic] to all our problems," she wrote Tuesday.

While they might be fighting now, the couple was recently photographed together going for a walk in New York City with their daughter a few weeks ago. The photo, shared by TMZ on Wednesday, showed Ortiz-Magro pushing the baby carriage. Harley had on a shirt that read, "More issues than a copy of Vogue."