A pregnant Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi shows off her diamond engagement ring while heading to the pet store with her reality show co-star Jenni 'JWoww' Farley. Snooki is engaged to boyfriend Jionni LaValle. (Pacific Coast News)more pics » Snooki's new jewel (Pacific Coast News)
It's been a busy week for Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. First, news broke that she was expecting her first child, and then photographers spotted her with a giant rock on her left ring finger.
After denying rumors last month that she was with child, both the New York Post
and E! News
have confirmed that the Shore
's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
is in fact pregnant. Polizzi, 24, is roughly three months along with her first child, and the father is reportedly Shore
regular Jionni LaValle
, who has been dating Snooki for just over a year.
Based on the diamond that Snooki was caught sporting on her wedding finger, it appears that LaValle plans on making an honest woman out the Shore
's number one party girl.
Snooki's early denials about her pregnancy were certainly strategic. She's already brokered a deal with US Weekly
to officially announce the news via their cover story, while MTV needed time to cultivate a plan of attack surrounding the news. Snooki and MTV had previously signed on to do the spinoff show called Snooki & JWoww vs. the World
, in which the two ladies move in together and navigate the trials and tribulations of living in the heart of Jersey.
Will Snooki parlay her newfound family image into widespread, Kardashian-like fame? At the very least, it's probably a safe bet to assume she, Jionni, and baby number one will soon have their own show (if not network).
Check out photos of Snooki's ring: