One of the breakout stars of Seaside! Fans couldn’t get enough of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi when she first appeared on the hit MTV reality show Jersey Shore back in 2009. With her iconic pouf, outspoken personality and party-loving ways, viewers quickly became enamored with the TV personality because she always kept things interesting.
Since then, she has met the man of her dreams, Jionni LaValle, and they have gone on to welcome three precious children of their own: Lorenzo, Giovanna and Angelo.
After the success of Jersey Shore, the reality star has continued to appear on several other shows, including Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Apprentice and her own spinoff, Snooki & JWoww, proving she’s a force to be reckoned with. She most recently starred on the hugely popular reboot Jersey Shore: Family Vacation with almost all of her original castmates.
Sadly, it looks like Snooki’s days as a reality TV star finally might be coming to an end. In December 2019, she announced on her podcast “It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey” she is retiring from the MTV franchise. “The main reason is really … I just can’t do it anymore,” she said at the time, explaining she wants to focus on her job as a mother. “I just hate being away from the kids. I don’t like partying three days in a row. It’s just not my life anymore. I want to be home with the kids. It’s just really hard for me to leave the kids and film the show.”
In addition to expanding her career and her added responsibilities at home, Snooki has also changed her appearance. Over the years, she has undergone a drastic transformation, opting for cosmetic and surgical procedures that ranged from lip fillers to breast implants.
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And just as we would expect from the TV star, she doesn’t let the nay-sayers dull her shine when it comes to her new look. “I honestly don’t care what people say about me because they don’t know me,” she said.
“I always say I’m not living for them, I’m living for myself.”
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