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‘Jersey Shore’ Star Snooki Announces She’s Expecting Her Third Child With Husband Jionni LaValle

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is expecting her third child with her husband, Jionni LaValle. They already have two children, Lorenzo, 6, and Giovanna, 4.

The Jersey Shore star announced the pregnancy on Thanksgiving. She posted two photos on Instagram of Lorenzo and Giovanna holding up a sonogram.

“What I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving #family,” Snooki, 31, captioned the photo.

In the first photo, the two kids hold each other while looking lovingly at the sonogram. In the second photo, they appear overjoyed at the news.

Snooki and Jionni have been hoping for a new addition to the crew for a few months now.

Snooki told ET in August that they’d been “practicing for a month.” In October, she explained that process to Us Weekly in more detail.

“We get our wine, we order pizza and then we go into our spare room,” she said. “We stay up till 3 o’clock in the morning just watching Netflix and getting drunk and trying to have a baby.”

All that practice has finally paid off. Ah, the married life!

Snooki and her husband Jionni have been married since 2014.

They’re parents to Snooki’s 4-year-old lookalike daughter, Giovanna.

And they have a son, 6-year-old Lorenzo.

On Thanksgiving, Snooki announced that the couple is expecting their third child.

She posted a photo of her two children holding her sonogram on Instagram.

 

“What I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving #family,” the caption read. She tagged her husband in the photo.

The exciting news isn’t exactly a surprise. Snooki revealed in August that the couple was trying for their third baby.

“I’m trying now,” Snooki told ET at the time. “I’m practicing now. It’s going good. I’m not pregnant yet but, I mean, we’ve been practicing for a month now so…”

In October, she opened up to Us Weekly about their lack of success so far.

“I’ve actually been trying for two months now and it’s not happening,” Snooki admitted.

But she noted that stress could be a factor.

“So I’m just gonna relax,” she added. “If it happens, it happens.”

And here we are!

Snooki isn’t the only Jersey Shore star to have children of her own now.

Her BFF Jennifer “JWoww” Farley also has two kiddos, and her daughter Meilani is the same age as Snooki’s daughter.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro became a dad in April. He has a daughter, Ariana, with his on-and-off-again girlfriend Jen Harley.

And Deena Cortese announced in July that she’s expecting her first child with her husband, Chris Buckner.

The more mini meatballs, the merrier.

Congratulations, Snooki!