Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Confirms To ‘Us Weekly’ That She Is Pregnant & Engaged


After bold-faced lying on national television swearing up and down that she is not pregnant, Jersey Shore star Nicole Snooki Polizzi is featured on the cover of the new issue of Us Weekly magazine proudly proclaiming officially that YES, she’s pregnant and engaged. You may recall that news of Snooki’s pregnancy was revealed last week and just this week, she started wearing an engagement ring but thru it all remained totally silent about the rumors. It is clear now that Snooki sold her story to Us Weekly and had to lie in order to keep up the terms of her deal. In her coverstory interview, Snooki promises that she has “different priorities now” that she is pregs … which I really want to believe, for her baby’s sake. Hmmm.

Time to fist-pump for a little guido or guidette-to-be! After weeks of rumors, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi confirms exclusively in the new Us Weekly that she is 15 weeks pregnant — and engaged to the father, beau of one and a half years Jionni LaValle. And the Jersey Shore star and LaValle, both 24, know just what detractors are thinking, they tell Us. “I have different priorities now,” reformed party girl Snooki says. “I don’t care what anybody else thinks. As long as I know I’m ready and he’s ready.” Adds LaValle: “We are not going to screw this up.” The once pouf-haired star and LaValle discovered the news “right after New Year’s,” she said. Snooki’s first thought? “‘Shit, I’ve been drinking!’ I was worried. It was New Year’s Eve and we were in Vegas, so I did go crazy.” she admits.

I have to say … I’m still having a bit of a tough time picturing Snooki as a mother but … her baby is on the way, like it or not. I know that unplanned pregnancies have been able to change people’s lives and I sincerely hope for her baby’s sake that Snooki really has changed her priorities. Where once her sole purpose for existing was to drink and party and smoosh with gorilla juice heads on national TV for money, she now has to focus on eating properly, keeping up with prenatal care and planning for the care of a totally infant child. Thank the stars above that nature has given Snooki 9 months to prepare for the arrival of her child cuz … well, if she is serious about becoming a good mother, she’s got a lot of good habits to learn. As always, I wish her all the best. Baby Snooki is on the way … and Heaven help that innocent little child ;)


  • Britt

    I desperately wanted to believe that this wasn’t true. I just can’t picture her having a child at this point in her life. I hope it does change her. Maybe in my own closeted Jersey Shore fan way I wanted to still hold out hope for Vinny and her to get together. ;)

  • Amanda M

    Good for her! Meatball in the oven!

  • Missy

    If she has a baby, does that mean (fingers crossed) Jersey Shore will go away? Even just a little?

    • Katie

      She’ll probably just get a new show about it. Ugh!

    • Missy

      Damn. That reminded that she’s already getting a new show with J-Woww.

  • ella

    She’ll probably be one of those people who gets sober while she’s pregnant and stays responsible for awhile while she has a newborn… Then once the baby is done breast feeding and can be left with others she’ll start partying again…. Then again I’ve never seen Jersey Shore so maybe I’m not giving her enough credit…?

  • Iheartaustin

    I dunno! I think she can do this! She comes off as dumb in tv but I think that has a lot to do with her JS image and she looks great! So Im gonna say congrats to her and jionni and wish then the best! And I think “Snooki & Jionni: Wedding and a Meatball” would be an awesome show title lol

    • @iheartaustin — “Snooki & Jionni: Wedding and a Meatball” LOL

    • Claire

      I actually agree entirely, I think she knows how to be somewhat intelligent and normal and that she just acts out for the show. Luckily her boyfriend seems very conservative and like an overall mature and nice guy, so hopefully he’ll keep her grounded. That and it’s great that she’s been working out and eating right as of late. It’s weird to imagine, but best of luck to both of them.


    The sad thing is, she’ll make millions from this.

  • nicole

    as much as i cant picture her being a mom, i totally think she can handle it and do just fine.
    i dont think shes as out of control in the real world as she is on the show. but i can totally see a Nicole Richie thing happening her and having her life do a total 360.

  • apriljan

    I remember everyone talking about how much weight she lost too… what?!

    Congrats to the mom to be!

  • Miguel

    I’m sorry, but her face on the cover doesn’t look AT ALL flattering…

    • Lita

      Thank you !!

    • Ella

      …Does it ever look flattering?

  • Jim

    I saw her and Jenni on Watch What Happens Live and she wouldn’t drink.

  • Suzie Z

    I grew up in Jionni’s hometown and know his family… He’s a really good kid who comes from an awesome family so I think they’ll be OK. From what I’ve heard, she’s changed a lot in the past year especially. Think about it, we all were most likely a hot mess in our early 20’s too! God knows I was & uggh – I spent my summers in Seaside (Sleezeside) too! Good on her though hopefully she’s happy and the baby is healthy!!

  • Amarie

    I congratulate them but I hope Snooks realizes her career on the Shore is over “/ I can’t think of anything sober Snooki could do to stay in the spotlight for very long.

  • Monica

    This is kind of embarrassing for MTV in my opinion. They have always counteracted their values by having a hit show like 16 and Pregnant that showed the harsh realities of teen pregnancy followed the next night by Jersey Shore. JS is so anti the message they are trying to send to teens from 16 and pregnant that it would crack me up to see their itsyourlife campaign about birth control and abstinence and the next frame is the cast of Jersey Shore hooking up with randoms from a bar.

    I really think Snooki has a big heart and I 100% believe that she can turn her life around for the sake of her child. If anyone on the show could do it I believe it is her.

  • Jessicagiovanna

    I did a 180 with my first child and stayed this way.. He is now 4. Now I have an alcoholic beverage maybe 3-4 times a year. Its possible for people to change. I wish them well.

  • Meghan

    You know, Nicole Richie really turned it around when she got pregnant. So I guess it is possible.