(NEW YORK) — Us Weekly ponied up $25,000 to Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to break her baby bombshell, according to the New York Post, and now it appears it was money well spent.
The paper reports Snooki’s issue flew off newsstands, selling 50,000 more copies than usual.
Polizzi, 24, and the unborn baby’s father, Jionni LaValle, also 24, ended weeks of speculation earlier this month by opening up to the magazine about their news, discussing the baby’s gender, Polizzi’s morning sickness and weird food cravings, along with 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.
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Media Relations
Lisa Respers France, CNN
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com