Ahead of the premiere, Sammi, 31, took to Instagram to explain her decision not to return.
“I have chosen not to join the show this season because I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my businesses and relationship,” she wrote. “I am not the same person as I was when I was 22. At 31, I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially TOXIC SITUATIONS.”
After a longtime on-and-off relationship with former co-star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, she is now is dating Christian Biscardi. Ronnie just welcomed his first child, a daughter, with his girlfriend, Jen Harley.