(NEW YORK) — It’s official. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is pregnant and engaged, and the breakout star of MTV’s Jersey Shore is vowing that her days of peeing on porches are over.
She also said she won’t film any Jersey Shore this summer.
In an interview with Us Weekly magazine, Polizzi said, “If anything, I’ll visit the shore. I’m not living in that house being pregnant. I don’t want to be one of those moms who’s pregnant in a club. It’s disgusting.”
Polizzi, 24, and the unborn baby’s father, Jionni LaValle, also 24, ended weeks of speculation by opening up to the magazine about their news, discussing the baby’s gender, Polizzi’s morning sickness and weird food cravings, and how they plan to parent.
Polizzi had been denying the pregnancy rumors for weeks, and told the magazine she didn’t want to share the news before the end of her first trimester.
“I wanted to make sure the baby is OK. Things can go wrong, like a miscarriage. It was my business, and I wasn’t ready to tell,” she said.
Even though the baby wasn’t planned, she and LaValle said they were ecstatic when they found out, and went through five pregnancy tests to be sure.
But not everyone was as happy about her impending motherhood, she revealed.
“My dad was upset. He said, ‘You have your whole life ahead of you.’ We didn’t talk for a week. He came around eventually, and now he can’t wait for the baby. My mom is so happy for me,” Polizzi told Us.
The pair are split on the gender of the baby — he apparently wants a boy and she wants a girl.
“She wants a cheerleader, and I want an athlete,” LaValle said, according to the article. “If it’s a girl, she is not dating until she is 18.”
To which Polizzi replied: “I’m letting her date. I started dating at 13.”
The pair don’t plan to wed for at least another year to give Polizzi time to lose weight and for the baby to be part of the wedding.
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Jeff Peterson, Deseret News
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Media Relations