Snooki reportedly pregnant and expecting baby despite prior denials
By Reality TV World staff, 02/29/2012
Snooki is reportedly expecting a more pint-sized version of herself despite her prior denials.
While she denied it earlier this month, Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is "indeed pregnant" and expecting her first child with boyfriend Jionni LaValle, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
According to the Post, Snooki, who is about three months along, hopes "to bankroll her mommy-to-be status into becoming 'the next Kourtney Kardashian'" and has already landed a deal to announce her pregnancy on the cover of Us Weekly.
Snooki's representative declined comment when contacted by the Post.
Although MTV also declined comment, the network is reportedly privately concerned how Snooki's pregnancy will impact the new Jersey Shore spinoff she recently began filming with Jenni "JWoww" Farley.
"MTV went into crisis mode after they found out," a source told the Post. "They're trying to hide it because it would greatly affect the creative direction of the show."
Star Magazine reported Snooki was pregnant with LaValle's child on February 1, however both she and her rep quickly denied it.
"There's no truth to the reports," her representative told MTV News later that same day.
"I definitely do want kids, but I'm not pregnant... being pregnant should be a real thing and a happy thing, and I'm not," the Jersey Star star said during a February 2 appearance on Good Morning America.