"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi had a happy news to report on Thanksgiving: she has a bun in the oven.
Polizzi, who turns 32 on Friday, lives in Florham Park. She is waiting for her third child with her husband Jionni LaValle. The couple, who got married in 2014, are parents of Lorenzo, 6, and Giovanna, 4.
The star of reality shared a photo on Instagram of her children holding a framed sonogram image (and another in which Lorenzo seems to be screaming and Giovanna has her head buried in her lap next to the sonogram).
"What I am grateful for this Thanksgiving," he published, with the heart and hands of prayer emojis and the hashtag #family.
In the latest episode of "Jersey Shore Family Vacation," MTV's "MTV" rebirth on Jersey Shore that premiered in April, Polizzi was seen taking a pregnancy test after she was nauseated. She said in the episode that she had been trying to have a third baby.
Polizzi's first pregnancy in 2012 came with the announcement that she had made a commitment to LaValle and seemed to announce the end of "Jersey Shore". The show saw its last episode in December of that year. "Jersey Shore Family Vacation", which welcomes almost the entire cast, is in its second season. Four cast members, including Pauly "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, now have children.
On Sunday, Polizzi will host the grand opening of The Snooki Shop, her boutique in Madison (she will have a VIP event on Saturday).
Polizzi's latest pregnancy announcement follows another important event in the life of a member of the "Jersey Shore" cast.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, 36, who must appear in jail on January 15 to begin his eight-month sentence for tax evasion, married his girlfriend Lauren Pesce in Pompton Plains on November 1. Almost all of the original cast was present for the nuptials of Long Branch residents, including Deena Nicole Cortese of Jackson.
Cortese, 31, is expected to give birth soon to her first child, a boy whom Christopher James calls (the name of her husband is Christopher Buckner).
In addition to "Jersey Shore" and "Jersey Shore Family Vacation," Polizzi starred in MTV's "Snooki & JWoww" series with Jenni "JWoww" Farley of Toms River.
In her 2014 pregnancy book titled "Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and All the Messy Milestones on the Road," Polizzi said her first pregnancy thwarted her producers' plans that Snooki and JWoww "destroy the city of Jersey "(the duo lived in an old firehouse in the city).
Farley recently filed for divorce from Roger Mathews, her husband for three years. They have two children, Meilani, 4, and Greyson, 2, who were recently diagnosed with autism after a speech delay.
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