It’s nice to have Jersey Shore back, isn’t it?
Sure the show has changed a bit, in that it’s roughly 95 percent Ronnie baby mama drama, but we can always rely on old DJ Pauly D to bring some levity to the proceedings with his signature wit and quotable catchphrases.
Of course, if you prefer to think of Pauly as a lovable smartass with hilarious hair, it’s best if you stick to Jersey Shore and avoid Marriage Boot Camp like the plague.
Over on that series, Pauly’s life involves less fist-pumping and more head-butting as he continues to lock horns with ex-girlfriend Aubrey O’Day.
Pauly and Aubrey dated in 2016, and even though they’ve been broken up for quite some time, didn’t even date for that long, and have no real ties to one another, they’re still working on their “relationship” on MBC because money.
On Friday’s episode of the show, the always-melodramatic O’Day described her time with Pauly D as “torturous.”
Not surprisingly, Rhode Island’s premiere party-rocker took umbrage with that description.
“I was very shocked,” Pauly told Page Six on Monday.
“I’m like, ‘Oh wow, this was a bit dramatic. Torturous’? That’s an interesting word. If it was tortuous, why would you stay in a torturous relationship?’
“And I’m the one that left her,” he added.
“I think that’s a little bit fabricated but if that’s the way she feels, it’s a good thing we’re not together anymore.”
And Pauly’s not the only one who feels that way.
His Shore castmates have been quite outspoken about their distaste for O’Day, with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino being particularly critical of the Making the Band alum:
“He always has my back as my brother, and he sees that she’s not the right one for me,” Pauly said of Mike’s concerns.
“I truly felt like I was involved in a situation that was extremely toxic and I did not understand why or how to get out of it,” he adds.
O’Day, meanwhile, is defending her use of such a hyperbolic term to describe her relationship with Pauly:
“I felt like that was the right term to use and it’s my journey and that’s the best term that I could think of to describe what I went through for two years,” she tells Page Six.
Something tells us Pauly is happier than ever to be out of that relationship and back with his one true love — Vinny Guadagnino.