While he reportedly only began dating Snooki earlier this month after they met at a Seaside Heights, NJ nightclub during the filming of the Jersey Shore's upcoming third season, Miranda -- who has repeatedly dismissed claims he is only dating Snooki for publicity -- told the magazine he expects her to accept his marriage proposal.
"Once she deals with the shock I think they'll say yes. I really do. In fact, I know she'll say yes," he told Steppin' Out in his interview, according to RadarOnline.
"I love her and want to be with her. I will never break her heart. She's such a great girl. If people could see us together they would think we're a match made in heaven. People think I'm using her for fame. But that's bullsh-t."
However one of Miranda's friends told RadarOnline otherwise earlier this month.
"I've known Jeff for a long time and the guy is a player," the friend said. "He's become a gym rat and hooked-up with Snooki to get popularity and fame. Let's face it, the guy wants to be a star."
During his Steppin' Out interview, Miranda claimed the media and Jersery Shore camera coverage that has resulted from his relationship with Snooki has been a burden.
"It came with the territory. But I'm willing to put up with it for Nicole. I just want to be with Nicole and make her happy," he said. "I can make her the happiest girl in the world. I have very strong feelings for her."
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