So Now Snooki Is Pregnant AND Engaged?
Hot on the heels of the “OMG, you guys, Snooki is pregnant!” story comes the “OMG, you guys, Snooki is pregnant and ENGAGED!” story. Is there any truth to the rumors?
Not to fan the flames or anything, but I guess now not only is Snooki probably pregnant, but she’s also probably engaged? Or something? This is what the gossip sites are currently telling me, and although official confirmation still hasn’t come through, it’s looking increasingly likely.
Here’s what’s going on: Apparently, sources have told People that Snooki and her boyfriend of a year and a half, Jionni LaValle, are in fact planning to tie the knot. She’s been quoted as saying, “I know he’s the one, so I know the ring’s gonna come soon,” though she did continue, “Well, not soon-soon. He knows it should be big, cuz if it’s small I’m saying no. Like, ‘Get another ring!’” Then, not even a day after People first broke the engagement story, they followed it up with a shot of the Jersey Shore star sporting an enormous rock on her wedding finger. Take a look at the photo above and you’ll see what I mean.
Though People reported that “an onlooker” said that Snooki took off the flashy piece of bling as the day of shooting on her and JWoww’s Jersey Shore spinoff… hmmm. It’s sort of a convincing argument for the “yes, she’s engaged” team, no? Furthermore, the fact that neither she, nor her reps, nor MTV have commented at all just makes it look all the more likely to be true.
Speculation time! Here’s what seems to be going on, at least as far as I can see: Snooki did, in fact, get pregnant, and in all likelihood, it was an accident. When the rumors started running wild about the whole situation, she and Jionni got hurriedly engaged, so that eventually when they make the Big Announcement, they’ll be able to say that they are both happily engaged and expecting—aren’t they just the perfect little family?
Alas, if this scenario turns out to be true, it looks like they didn’t realize think how transparent it is. Obviously, if Snooki and Jionni really are that happy together, then good for them and congratulations are in order; but the skeptic in me can’t help but think that it looks a little suspicious, and I worry. This isn’t to say that getting married because you’re pregnant is always a bad idea—but it’s not always a good idea, either. If there’s one lesson that MTV has taught us, it’s that a baby won’t necessarily keep a couple together (thanks, 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom!). Also, I still maintain that a child born into the Jersey Shore world is going to have one helluva time growing up in general. These things coupled together might make for a very difficult time for everyone—Snooki, Jionni, and this hypothetical baby—further down the line.
Of course, I could be totally off base here. Maybe they’ll be a terrific family. Or maybe they’re not engaged or pregnant at all. I suppose we’ll find out eventually; and ultimately, it’s their life anyway, not anyone else’s.
Tell us: Could a Jersey Shore family actually work? Or is it a disaster waiting to happen?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.