The reason Sammi "Sweetheart" won't be in the new Jersey Shore series

Incase you're just hearing this for the first time yes, Jersey Shore is coming back and yes, we're just as excited as you are right now: 

MTV announced the show we all grew up watching was coming back with orignal cast members Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio," Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino.

But reading that list there's one name misssing...where's Sammi?

Snooki has taken time during her latest podcast to answer that very question after hearing everyone say "why's Sammi not doing it?"

You have to ask her that — I'm not gonna speak for her. But Sammi is just in such a happy place that I feel like she doesn't want to jump back into that drama if it does happen.

Filming the show, Jersey Shore, back then...it was crazy. It took a toll on you. It was very emotional. And being that there was a lot of Ron and Sam drama when we did film, it was just really hard on both of them. So I just think she doesn't want that anymore.

The good news is though, Snooki thinks there's still a chance Sammi could join the cast in the new series:

We're all begging her to come back on the show. It's really up to her. Everyone pray that Sammi comes back, because I feel like she might change her mind. So Sam, if you're listening, come to the show. Like, stop being — stop it. Stop it right now before I spank you.