The couple met while filming season two of E!'s dating series "Famously Single."
Ronnie once claimed that his only rule was to "never fall in love at the Jersey Shore." But evidently falling in love in relationship rehab is fair game.
The pair told E! in a statement:
We had a lot in common from the start and it was an instant friendship. The attraction quickly became a mutual romance. Our support for one another through this challenging experience made us strong in a very short period of time. We had an opportunity to really get to know each other living in such close quarters.
Ronnie first teased the new relationship on Instagram, but he didn't reveal Malika's identity at first.
Fans quickly speculated that the mystery woman was Ronnie's former costar, Sammi Giancola.
Ronnie and Sammi had a tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship for years before finally calling it quits in 2014.
But Ronnie made it clear that his new lady is *not* Sammi Sweetheart.
He added the hashtag "#NahItAintSamSoStopAsking" and effectively shut down the Sammi rumors.
In her statement to E!, Malika hinted that best friend Khloe knows about her new boo and is excited about the budding relationship.
"Our family and friends are aware that we are together and extremely supportive of our relationship," the couple continued.
But the real question is — how does SAMMI feel about the new couple?
Hopefully Malika has been practicing her best "RAHHHHHN STAHHHHP" because she has some major stilettos to fill.