Is Snooki ACTUALLY Pregnant This Time?
Mere weeks following the first one, a second rumor has started that Snooki is pregnant. But is she really? And how disastrous would it be if she is?
So by now, you’ve probably heard: Word got out yesterday that Snooki actually is pregnant, despite her denials of the rumor last time around—which of course immediately caused the Internet to explode. To the best of our knowledge, the New York Post’s Page Six were the ones who leaked the news; according to them, the father is Snooki’s boyfriend, Jionni LaValle, and she’s roughly three months along—in other words, past the first trimester and therefore out of the range of danger as far as the whole “don’t tell anyone before the first trimester is up!” superstition goes. Page Six went on to say that sources close to the Snooks revealed to them that she’s not only shopped the story to a whole bunch of celeb mags (read: tabloids), but moreover, she’s already brokered a deal to announce the news on the cover of Us Weekly.
But there’s a wrench in the works: Snooki and JWoww finally got their Jersey Shore spinoff, and they’re currently shooting it (in Jersey City, after Hoboken shot them down). Given that Jersey Shore is built around drinking and partying, we can probably assume that the spinoff will be more of the same. This, of course, is problematic for two reasons: One, from the business side of things, MTV might have to reconsider how the show will progress. Said a source to Page Six, “MTV went into crisis mode after they found out. They’re trying to hide it because it would greatly affect the creative direction of the show.” (Thank you, Captain Obvious.) They’ve already got the pregnancy thing covered with 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, so the last thing they probably want is to have another pregnancy show on their hands.
The other reason, though, is more troubling: What about the health of the baby? Is anyone concerned about that? Because I am. Putting a pregnant woman in the sort of situations that Jersey Shore is famous for is the WORST IDEA EVER. Even if Snooki stops drinking or whatever, it’s likely that she’ll still party (if only because it’ll make the show sell), and that’s definitely not a good place for a baby to be developing.
But all this aside, you know what we still don’t have? Actual confirmation. Neither Snooki nor MTV have commented on the story; indeed, when People asked a rep about it, they got a blurb about the show—“Nicole and Jenni began filming last week and moved into their new digs with animal print furniture in tow. Things are going great thus far.”—but a flat-out “No comment” about Page Six’s report.
Honestly, I’m kind of hoping it’s NOT true—and I’m sure I’m not alone here. Part of it has to do with the fact that I’m thoroughly convinced that spreading the genes of the Jersey Shore crew throughout the world is probably a bad idea (I know, I know—that’s a really mean thing to say, but I mean, really. Would you want the fate of humanity dependent on Snooki or the Situation? Yeah, me neither). But an even bigger issue is this: As much as we may dislike the world of Jersey Shore, can you imagine what it would be like to be born into it? Good god, what a terrible life that would be! It’s one thing to choose it for yourself—then you’ve got no one to blame but yourself for landing in it—but that poor kid wouldn’t have any option at all. So for he/she/its sake, I’m really hoping that it’s all a big rumor, or a hysterical pregnancy, or some other bizarre situation that would result in Snooki not actually being pregnant.
I’m worried, however, that it actually IS true. Maybe I’m reading too far between the lines here, but the fact that MTV is saying “no comment” rather than “it’s not true” seems to imply that yes, it’s true; they’re just not going to say anything about it. I wonder what Snooki’s next move is going to be? Will she deny it? Confirm it? Or just stay totally silent about it? Hmmm…
What do you think, Bettys? Is Snooki pregnant? And if she is, could it be as disastrous as I think it might be? Or am I totally overreacting?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.