Reality TV star Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi has confirmed reports she's pregnant and set to wed her boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
Rumors suggesting the pint-sized Jersey Shore star was engaged and expecting a child with her 24-year-old boyfriend surfaced last month (Feb12), and now Snooki has broken her silence, revealing she's 15 weeks pregnant.
She tells Us Weekly, "I didn't want to lie to my fans but the cardinal rule when you are pregnant is that you can't tell anyone but your closest friends and family till after three months... Things can go wrong, like a miscarriage."
And she's ready to put her wild ways behind her and be a model mom: "I don't care what anybody else thinks. As long as I know I'm ready and he's ready, I don't have to talk to anybody about it... I have different priorities now. I want to be a mom."
And she's given up partying for good - even though she did accidentally drink during her pregnancy.
Snooki found out she was with child in January (12), and confesses, "I was worried. It was New Year's Eve and we were in Vegas, so I did go crazy."
LaValle popped the question a few weeks later on Valentine's Day but the star insists the pair plan to wait before exchanging vows, adding, "We will focus on the baby first. I want to have the baby, lose the weight and have the baby in the wedding."