“OMG! I’m Pregnant,” reads the new US Weekly cover showing Snooki holding her bulging belly.
This week the tiny reality star put truth to the swirling rumors and made it official, announcing that she’s pregnant and engaged.
“We can officially confirm that Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi is pregnant and engaged to her boyfriend Jionni LaValle. Nicole is thrilled to finally be able to share her happy news with her fans,” Snooki’s rep told Lifeline Live, according to USA Today.
The “Jersey Shore” star first revealed the news to US Weekly and said “I have different priorities now,” which probably doesn’t include getting drunk and partying as she often did on the hit MTV show each week.
The couple, both 24, discovered the news in early January and she is currently 15 weeks along. It will be the first child for both.
“I don’t care what anybody else things. As long as I know I’m ready and he’s ready,” she told the magazine to which her fiancee Jionni LaValle noted, “We are not going to screw this up.”
Earlier this month, she was spotted wearing baggy clothes and sporting a huge rock on her left ring finger, sparking rumors of a possible pregnancy and engagement. But the rumors remained just that as neither commented until now.
One of the reasons Snooki was rumored to be holding out on confirming that she’s pregnant was over money. According to sources who are close to the reality star, she had already made a deal with celebrity magazines to announce her story on their cover.
As we’ve previously reported, one person who did comment on the rumors was Snooki’s limelight-loving ex-boyfriend, Emilio Masella who had some really negative things to say about the “Jersey Shore” star.
“I hope for her sake, not to be rude or anything, but I hope she has a miscarriage,” he said to TMZ.
He continued, “I would definitely recommend her to get pregnancy test to see who the father is because I’m sure there are other subjects. Vinny could easily be the father.”
Whether or not Snooki will continue to star on “Jersey Shore” is up in the air. It’s also unclear what will happen to her spin-off show with Jenni “JWow” Farley that just started shooting in New Jersey. Earlier sources told Page Six that MTV is concerned about how to spin the news of Snooki being pregnant and that “MTV went into crisis mode after they found out.”