The Jersey Shore family may be growing.
After MTV reality star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi publicly denounced rumors that she was expecting a baby, reports went into overdrive on Wednesday alleging that the pint-sized guidette has actually been shopping the story around to several celebrity weeklies. According to the NY Post, Snooki has inked a deal with Us Weekly to break the news.
According to their source, Snooki hopes to parlay her 15-minutes into being “the next Kourtney Kardashian,” who revealed that she and boyfriend Scott Disick are expecting their second child in November via Us.
Snooki, 24, is reported to be approximately three months along in her pregnancy. Her beau Jionni LaValle, who can currently be seen on MTV’s Jersey Shore, is the father.
An MTV spokesperson declined to comment on their stars’ personal lives, but had this to say about the Snooki-JWoww spinoff, currently shooting in Jersey City: "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." A rep for Polizzi did not immediately return THR’s request for comment.
For her part, the reality star has remained silent on Twitter since Feb. 26. The reports, however, prompted #MamaSnooks to become a trending topic worldwide.
Ahead of Jersey Shore’s Season 5 premiere in January, several cast members stopped by The Hollywood Reporter’s Covers Lounge to dish on their craziest rumors. Coincidentally, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro joked, “I’m still waiting for someone to accuse one of us of pregnancy or something like that.” The boys, of course, used the opportunity to knock on wood.