Snooki is pregnant? Batten down the single-mom hatches!
Snooki is pregnant?
Take some deep breaths, gentle reader, don't panic -- it'll all be over in five to six months, as Ms. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is reportedly three to four months along.
We couch that with a "reportedly," because even though the New York Post and E! News are presenting it as fact via sources, the news that Snooki is pregnant -- expected to come shortly via Us Weekly -- has yet to get the official stamp from reps or the party gal herself.
In fact, at the beginning of February, Polizzi was on "Good Morning America" firmly denying pregnancy rumors, which TMZ said was just her way of not jinxing things with a first-trimester announcement (and possibly without a deal in place to profit off the blessed news). This after dropping weight due to exercise and a reduction in drinking, E! reported.
Rumor has it that the baby daddy is boyfriend Jionni LaValle, with whom she's already looked at a big sparkly engagement ring.
We presume the liquor store that was denying admittance to new neighbor Snooki before she even moved in next door now has a little less to worry about -- though Forbes wonders how single motherhood, and the expected reduction in pint-size party power, will affect the "Jersey Shore" star's brand. If fans will accept parenting instead of partying, it could be a good thing.
As for the girls' new spinoff show, Snooki told Us Weekly: "It’s not always going to the club, drinking and partying. It’s the first time I’m going to be on my own for real. You've only seen the party side of us."
Now we'll get to see if there's a mommy side. A rep for MTV told People that filming started last week.
Photos: A loosely clad Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi at the Bebe Black Collection fall 2012 fashion show in New York City on Feb. 14. Credits: Craig Barritt / Getty Images