In an exclusive statement given to E! News, the couple said that they had "a lot in common from the start and it was an instant friendship." But that friendship "quickly became a mutual romance."
Though the couple has kept their romance from the public, they revealed that their "friends and family are aware that we are together and extremely supportive of our relationship."
Haqq also appeared on "KUWTK" spinoff, "DASH Dolls," alongside her sister, Khadijah, while Magro famously had an on-and-off, tumultuous relationship with fellow "Jersey Shore" star, Sammi Giancola, that extended beyond the show's six seasons.
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Malika Haqq and Ronnie Magro
Malika Haqq and Ronnie Magro
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Malika Haqq arrives at the Fall Into Amazing Skin event on September 13, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro arrives at the 7th Annual Big Fighters, Big Cause Charity Boxing Night Benefiting The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on May 25, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Malika Haqq attends the premiere of 'When the Bough Breaks' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on August 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Tv personality Ronnie Ortiz-Magro attends Trina's Kid's Foundation 2nd annual Runway Wonderland Holiday Charity event benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs of America at Hubble Studio on December 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
GLENDALE, CA - JULY 13: Television Personality Malika Haqq attends TV One's 'Hollywood Diva's' Reunion Special Filming on July 13, 2016 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: TV personality Ronnie Ortiz-Magro attends the World's Largest Pizza Festival at a private estate on September 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Malika Haqq spotted at BOA on June 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 28: Malika Haqq, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian arrive at Scott Disick's 33rd birthday at 1 OAK Las Vegas At The Mirage Hotel And Casino on May 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Ronnie Magro attends the 'Jersey Shore Massacre' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on August 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: (L-R) Khadijah Haqq, Khloe Kardashian and Malika Haqq attend the House of CB flagship store launch at House Of CB on June 14, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Malika Haqq and Kourtney Kardashian arrive at JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro attends 1st Annual Runway Wonderland Children's Benefit By Trina's Kids Foundation at Hubble Studio on December 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 18: Actress Malika Haqq arrives at the OK! Magazine's So Sexy LA at the Skybar at Mondrian on May 18, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Actress Malika Haqq attends the third anniversary celebration of Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)