One pair down, one to go!
Up until tonight's Double Shot at Love episode, Vinny and Maria, as well as DJ Pauly D and Nikki, had not spoken since everyone was reunited in Las Vegas. But that all changed when Vinny decided he was "sick of all this awkwardness" and opted to chat with Maria. Being lit after a night out at Drai's will help get the ball rolling...
"I feel like I shouldn't have to be the first one to go up to you in any regard," Maria told Vin. She then referenced Vinny choosing Alysse during Season 1, adding, "I wasn't the one who hurt anybody or lied to anybody."
"You turned into a f*cking troll," he responded about her tweets regarding him after the conclusion of Double Shot Season 1. "There's a million trolls, but if you do it, it hurts."
He elaborated about Alysse: "I'm sorry it didn't f*cking work out. We were talking a little bit and we were trying to continue it, but then it just didn't turn into nothing. It didn't have anything to do with you. Why are you talking so much crap about me? You called me a f*cking lame a** b*tch. Like, what the f*ck?"
Maria conceded that he was "right" and that it was between him and Alysse.
"Sometimes I say sh*t that I shouldn't say," she admitted. "I have a mouth on me when I'm mad, and I'm trying to work on [it]. Sorry -- I f*cked up."
Vinny appreciated her apology and said it took a "big person" to do what she did. Then they exchanged a hug, even though she was wearing a spiky bra.
So why did Maria want to clear the air with Vinny?
"I just felt like a lot of what I was upset about was miscommunicated through social media and news articles and other people's opinions," Maria revealed to MTV News. "I never got it straight from the horse's mouth. I held on to this aggression that really didn't have any foundation to it until I heard his side of it. I was like, damn. I said all of these things because I viewed it from a different point of view. And I figured if I wanted to be happy in this environment, I would have to forgive and forget and turn a new leaf."
Back to the episode: The new (?) pals went grocery shopping
for ricotta, and Pauly predicted that now that they have talked, the "next step is sex." "Wait" is right, Maria!
Next up: Pauly and Nikki are exchanging words in the preview for the next installment, so now the initial awkward
er duos will perhaps be less so? Do not miss Double Shot every Thursday at 8/7c to find out -- and see if the cordial interactions between Maria and Vinny continue!