Despite a rough breakup last year, things have been smooth sailing for recently-reunited Jersey Shore couple Vinny Guadagnino and Melanie Iglesias. Even though Melanie denied ever dating her Guy Code co-star back in December, the two are now officially and happily back together, and they’ve had quite the year so far. The two kicked off 2012 sharing snuggle sessions with Vinny’s new puppy, celebrating Valentine’s Day, going to Knicks games together and teasing each other on Twitter. So cute!

Even though he was quite the ladies’ man at the Shore House, we could tell that deep down, Vinny was a sweetheart and a romantic man at heart — he just hadn’t found that special someone to share that side of him with. When he took a vow of celibacy during the final season of Jersey Shore, we knew things had to be serious! Turns out Vinny had started seeing Melanie at the time, and he wasn’t about to lose her!

So while Vinny may be new to this whole relationship thing, we know he’s doing his best, even if sometimes he puts his foot in his mouth.

Melanie recently tweeted a weird, yet romantic thing her guido boyfriend said to her: “I’m so proud of me for having you.” (She added an “Oh, Vinny” for commentary, natch.) Well, we can’t say we’ve ever thought of Vin as the most humble guy, but we have to hand it to him: he is pretty lucky to be with a girl as great as Melanie! She’s funny, beautiful, intelligent, and a successful model, after all.

What do you think of what Vinny said to Melanie? Romantic, weird, or both? Sound off below!