Report: 'Homesick' Vinny Has Left Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore cast member Vinny Guadagnino apparently celebrated his own form of Independence Day early by packing his bags and bailing on the GTL gang prior to the holiday weekend, just as the Season 5 shoot was getting underway. And to hear some tell it, he won’t be returning to the MTV series.

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“Seeing his family the other day [during Jersey Shore‘s Season 4 shoot in Italy] made him get a little homesick,” UsMagazine.com quotes a source as saying. “He left [the Seaside Heights base camp] and is home [in Staten Island]. I don’t think he will be back.”

An MTV spokesperson, per policy, won’t comment on what happens when the series is in production, but promised that fans “will have answers when Season 5 premieres.” All together now: Whew!

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The Italy-based Season 4 of Jersey Shore premieres August 4.