Pregnant Snooki was the guest of honor at a bridal shower held at The Grandview in her hometown of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, July 20, Us Weekly reported.
Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi celebrated her second pregnancy with a Great Gatsby-themed party with 100 family and friends, including her former MTV co-stars Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese.
Jenni “Jwoww” Farley – who just gave birth to daughter Meilani on July 13 – sat out the bash.
Snooki, 26, shared photos from her special day via Twitter.
Snooki and her 22-month-old son Lorenzo at her bridal shower (photo Instagram)
“That’s me!” Snooki wrote on Sunday, alongside a picture of her “The Bride-to-Be” table place card set next to her plate filled with brunch items like scrambled eggs.
She shared another snapshot of herself and her 22-month-old son, big brother in training Lorenzo.
“With my prince,” Snooki gushed.
Nicole Polizzi – who’s been engaged to baby daddy Jionni LaValle since 2012 – received several presents at the shower, but guests didn’t leave empty-handed. Everyone was gifted with overflowing goodie bags.
“Had such an amazing day with friends and family,” Snooki tweeted after the event.
“Blessed to have genuine & beautiful people in my life.”
Snooki has lost a dramatic 50 lbs since giving birth to her first child Lorenzo Dominic LaValle in August last year.
It seems Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is finally feeling beach body confident, as she took to the shores of New Jersey on Monday to show off the results of her incredible hard work.
Walking hand in hand with her fiance Jionni LaValle who held their baby son Lorenzo close to him, Snooki looked completely at ease as she flaunted her slimline figure in a high-waisted bikini on the public beach in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
Snooki has lost a dramatic 50 lbs since giving birth to her first child Lorenzo Dominic LaValle in August last year
In March this year, Snooki commented on her weight loss, saying: “If I can lose 42 lbs. after giving birth six months [ago], I mean, anybody could do it.”
“You just need the dedication, and you need to want to have your body back.”
Now it seems that the 4ft 8in frame star is loving the end result, enjoying the sun in her two-piece bathing suit.
She arrived at the beach with her family wearing a pretty white dress, but as the heat intensified Snooki, 25, had no qualms about getting her bikini body out on display.
After losing a dramatic amount of weight over the past year, Snooki has of course received criticism from people who feel she has taken her weight loss too far.
In response, Snooki took to Twitter last month to tell people she was happy and that was what is important.
She tweeted: “Everyone’s saying the <<new fit me>> isn’t what I’m suppose to look what. I wasn’t always a fata** kids. Get used to my fitlife, cause I love IT.”
Snooki gave birth to her son in August last year, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
MTV’s TheJersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi went head to head with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday at the reopening of the Seaside Heights’ boardwalk, which featured heavily in the reality series.
Snooki and Chris Christie had just filmed separate segments on the Today show when backstage the 25-year-old stopped the Governor to address why he has been critical about the show’s influence on the area in the past.
The incident was caught on tape by Asbury Park Press and it was clear things were frosty between the pair.
While not heard on the video, according to Snooki the politician had made his feelings clear.
“Getting told why we are bad for Jersey. Amazing,” Snooki tweeted.
In the video, Snooki can be heard asking the much larger man to step back from her as they talk.
“Why are you standing so close to me,” Snooki asks.
Leaning comically even closer to her, Chris Christie says: “You asked for my opinion.”
Trying to subdue the situation cast mate Deena Cortese, flanked by Jennifer “JWoww’”Farley, tells the politician she is from Jersey.
“I know you are, I was talking about her,” the governor curtly replies.
Still trying to calm things down Denna Cortese said: “And guess what? I thought you did a good job with the hurricane.”
With the situation not getting any better, Snooki explains: “I just wanted to meet you, and just, hope you start to like us.”
Chris Christie’s response isn’t audible, but as he shakes the girls’ hands as he walks away it is clear neither party is a big fan of the other.
“He doesn’t just like us,” Snooki then tells the cameraman.
Snooki went head to head with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday at the reopening of the Seaside Heights’ boardwalk
Earlier the New Jersey Governor had appeared on Today to celebrate the reopening of the boardwalk after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.
Chris Christie told Today‘s Matt Lauer that “things are going well” and he is “feeling great” after undergoing lap-band surgery on February 16.
Looking noticeably less large than he used to, the Governor has already shed an estimated 40 lbs since the procedure.
Chris Christie told Matt Lauer that he realizes his weight will be a “life-long struggle … I don’t plan on taking any victory laps”.
Matt Lauer probed about the publicity over Chris Christie’s surgery and the Governor said he has been surprised by how much attention it has received.
“It’s much more than I imagined,” he said of the curiosity about his weight.
“I mis-evaluated that part of it but in the end, it’s really nice,” the questions are “borne out of concern for me and that’s great,” he added.
Initially the morning show had publicized that Chris Christie would serve as a guest co-host for the program but he had to surrender the morning show title due to FCC rules.
Since Chris Christie is running for a second term as New Jersey Governor, his opponent in the Republican primary, New Jersey lawyer Seth Grossman, could have asserted his right for equal on-air time, an FCC spokesman told PolitickerNJ. The FCC rules require broadcasters to provide equal airtime for legally qualified candidates.
The cast joined Governor Chris Christie and a host of volunteers to carry out a 5.5 mile long ceremonial ribbon that broke the Guinness World record for longest ribbon cutting.
Instead of being a co-host, Chris Christie simply had an “extended interview” that focused on the state’s recovery after Superstorm Sandy.
Despite the focus on the reconstruction after the storm, Matt Lauer did inquire after the buzz over Chris Christie’s trimmer figure.
His decision to manage his weight was seen as a clear signal that the popular Republican had his eye on the national stage, likely a presidential bid, but Chris Christie downplayed any political motivation.
“That’s not why I’m doing this,” he said, insisting his family – wife Mary Pat, whom he married in 1986, and their four children – was the main inspiration.
“I hope there’s a Christie effect for Christie, and if there’s other stuff that happens for folks, that’s great. But that’s not why I’m doing it. I’m doing it for [wife] Mary Pat, for my kids, and for myself, to be better and to be healthier.”
Gov. Chris Christie was upbeat about the resilience of Jersey residents after the storm. He will welcome President Barack Obama to the Garden State next Tuesday to tour the progress.
He has been criticized by some GOPers who say he has developed a “special relationship” with the Democrat president and his chummy rapport after Hurricane Sandy gave a boost to Barack Obama during the presidential election.
But the outspoken New Jerseyan said in times of emergency, the nation needs to come together regardless of political parties.
“If the President of the United States wants to come and see the people of New Jersey, I’m the Governor and I’ll be here to welcome him here.”
Despite the incident with Gov. Chris Christie, The Jersey Shore cast spent the rest of the day with big smiles on their faces, as while they long ago said goodbye to MTV’s reality series, this was another chance to see the town that had put them on the map.
Clearly emotional for the reality stars, all were seen hugging and kissing as they joined the happy celebrations.
Almost all of the final season’s cast – Deena, Vinny Guadagnino, Sam Giancola, Paul “Pauly D” Del Vecchio, Snooki, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and JWoww – helped set a ribbon cutting record.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was not with his cast mates on Friday.
The hit show had previously been credited with helping tourism grow at the seaside city. AP reported that Pauly D said he and his cast mates wanted the Shore to be the happy place they remember.
“This is known as a happy place. Right after the storm, it was the exact opposite: dead, silent,” he said.
“To see this place being rebuilt makes me happy.”
Snooki called on tourists to come back and enjoy the area.
“You just come here to have a good time,” she said.
“It’s a great place. You come here with your friends. Everybody’s here, it’s getting rebuilt – it’s just amazing.”
Tourism is a near $40 billion industry in New Jersey and the storm not only damaged the physical area but dealt a significant blow to the local economy.
Superstorm Sandy caused $38 billion in damages in New Jersey alone and at Seaside Heights the storm swept a roller coaster into the ocean.
While the roller coaster was taken away this month, but Casino Pier, the seaside amusement park where it used to sit, plans to have 18 rides open this summer.
Snooki showed off her 42 lb weight loss the WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani in New York City on Thursday night.
Snooki, 25, gave birth to baby Lorenzo six months ago and is no surprise that she is eager to take every opportunity she can to show off her shrinking frame.
The Jersey Shore star sported a short black mini dress, bright gold belt and strappy heels for the New York event.
Snooki’s slimmed down legs and thinner face was clear to see as she posed on the red carpet with her long dark hair dipped in purple dye at the ends.
An oversized gold envelope style clutch bag and a chunky necklace completed her look.
Snooki showed off her 42 lb weight loss the WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani in New York City
Snooki, real name Nicole Polizzi, was reunited with fellow Jersey Shore castmates Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola.
Joined by the star’s fiancé Jionni Lavalle, the trio spent some of the party catching up together and Snooki posted a photograph of the quartet on her Twitter page.
“With my love bugs @mtvronnie @samxoswthrt @jlavalle5,” Snooki wrote alongside the snap.
The stars have a vested interest in raising money for the hurricane’s relief effort, with much of their beloved Jersey Shore affected by last year’s storm.
The party was hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs and marked part of WrestleMania week, with proceeds benefitting The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, both of which continue to provide assistance in the wake of the storm.
Snooki recently appeared on the Dr. Oz TV show where she encouraged dieters to stick to their weight loss plans.
“If I can lose 42 lbs. after giving birth six months [ago], I mean, anybody could do it,” she told the show.
“You just need the dedication, and you need to want to have your body back.”
Snooki reached 109 lbs in January this year after gaining more than 40 during her pregnancy.
Snooki has revealed the secrets of her weight loss success, which led to the pint-sized reality star shedding 42 pounds after giving birth to her first baby Lorenzo just six months ago.
Snooki, 25, shows off the impressive results on the cover of Us Weekly, by slipping her newly svelte figure into a leopard print halterneck bikini.
The reality star says after initially losing weight from breastfeeding two months after Lorenzo was born, she began a 1,300 calorie a day diet and four day a week workout regime with her personal trainer.
Snooki says that while she wanted to slim down for herself, she also wanted to show her fiancé Jionni LaValle that she could still “be hot as a mom”.
“I lost the first 20 [pounds] in two months, just from breastfeeding. And then right when I was able to work out – after six weeks – I went into the gym with a new trainer Anthony Michael,” she explains.
“I was so excited because I hadn’t worked out in six months. When I go there, I was like <<Let’s do this!>>.”
Snooki, who is currently living in New Jersey with Jionni LaValle in his parent’s basement, says snapping back into her fitness regime wasn’t as hard as she thought it was despite having a long break whilst she was pregnant.
“I don’t like doing legs – that’s the worst. But I like when he works my arms. Now, when I hold Lorenzo, you can see my arm muscles. I’ve been trying go every day, but it’s usually four days a week,” Snooki explains.
“I feel great. I have a lot energy because I work out so much and the endorphins put me in a good mood. And when you’re skinnier, you feel so much better about yourself.”
Snooki has revealed the secrets of her weight loss success, which led to the pint-sized reality star shedding 42 pounds after giving birth to her first baby Lorenzo just six months ago
Snooki admits that during the final stages of her pregnancy she gorged herself with junk food in preparation for the diet she would be embarking on following Lorenzo’s arrived.
“The last three months of my pregnancy, I was like <<F*** it, I’ll eat what I want>>. So I ate everything: brownies, cookies, pasta and a lot of cheese,” she explains.
“But when I started working with Anthony, he put me on his Express Home Meals. I eat things like a burger wrapped in lettuce or a salad with strawberries and chicken.”
Snooki, who became notorious for her hard partying ways during her stint on her hit show Jersey Shore, has spoken out several times about turning over a new leaf when it comes to her wild ways.
The Jersey Shore star, who was once arrested for drunk and disorderly behavior, says these days she doesn’t “need to drink to have fun”.
“When you have a baby everything changes,” she explains.
“Instead of wanting to go out all the time to drink, I just want to stay at home and be with the baby.”
Snooki & JWOWW reality show has revealed touching moments of Snooki giving birth to baby Lorenzo.
There were some comedy moments after father Jionni LaValle wondered if he could put gel in Lorenzo’s hair and if Snooki – real name Nicole Polizzi – ate chocolate would her breast milk taste like chocolate milk.
The proud father also described seeing the placenta – “a big bloody stingray flapping out of her vagina”.
Snooki and Jionni LaValle had some big decisions to make, with circumcision being their first and while both were nervous about it, they decided to do it.
“He’ll thank me for it one day,” Snooki said.
“Bye Wiener!” she shouted as they took him out to do the procedure.
Snooki & JWOWW reality show has revealed touching moments of Snooki giving birth to baby Lorenzo
Snooki, 25, also wanted to know if she could keep the foreskin to add to her scrapbook.
Luckily for the pair, Jionni LaValle’s mother has already prepared their home for the baby, clothes stacked in piles and all.
A remark from radio jockey Adam Schein that turned into a war-of-words between him and Snooki has erupted with the pint-sized reality television personality reportedly seeking to get him fired.
Adam Schein, who hosts satellite radio show Loudmouths, is apparently subject of a complaint filed with executives at Sirius XM after he tweeted about Snooki needing to shower after walking by her.
Snooki, real name Nicole Polizzi, was at the company’s New York City office to promote the latest season of MTV’s Jersey Shore spin-off Snooki & JWOWW, co-starring her Jersey Shore castmate and best friend Jenni Farley.
After a brush by SportsNet New York’s Loudmouths co-host Adam Schein, he tried to be clever with a cruel tweet.
“Just walked by Snooki at SiriusXM. I feel like I need a shower,” Adam Schein wrote, beckoning an almost instant reply from the Jersey Shore star, who rose to fame as MTV documented her wild antics in Seaside Heights with the rest of the cast.
“Why can’t you say that to my face though? #toughguy,” she responded.
Adam Schein, who hosts satellite radio show Loudmouths, is apparently subject of a complaint filed with executives at Sirius XM after he tweeted about Snooki needing to shower after walking by her
The tweets sparked outrage as Snooki and Adam Shein’s followers came out of their respective corners with vitriolic insults for each other and the TV and radio personalities.
RadarOnlinecredited a popular Twitter source, @IncarceratedBob, who calls himself the “#1 Underground *Breaking Sports News*” with announcing Snooki had taken their argument to higher-ups.
“**UPDATED RADIO NEWS**Source: @snooki just went to #XM management trying to get @Adamschein fired for his comments.. she’s having a tantrum,” he wrote on Monday.
Snooki, 25, appears to have ignored Adam Schein on Twitter since the incident, while thanking fans for offering their support.
Her profile makes one thing clear.
Snooki describes herself as a “Proud Mommy & Fiance 3 Devoted Animal Print Lover” – but only after writing a message to her critics: “Ignorance & Bullies don’t phase this b****.”
Adam Schein was tweeting from the same handle on Wednesday afternoon and appeared to have retained his position at SiriusXM despite his remark and Snooki’s alleged complaint.
Snooki and her castmates came together to spearhead the fundraising efforts to rebuild the Hurricane Sandy devastated Jersey Shore.
Snooki led the way on Monday morning when she made an early start on Good Morning America to appeal for funds.
And it was a success, with charitable fans donating $7 million. Thrilled Snooki tweeted: “Wow GMA raises 7 million! Thank you everyone for calling in!!!”
As a resident of the area Snooki has been busy tweeting to her many followers with appeals to help.
Snooki has also been updating them about her own situation, tweeting: “Back in jersey! Hope our power comes back this week!!”
Buildings were knocked down, roads swept away, the historic boardwalk partially destroyed, and a piece of the iconic Star Jet rollercoaster was left hanging into the ocean after the storm hit Sunset Height a week ago.
Snooki and her castmates came together to spearhead the fundraising efforts to rebuild the Hurricane Sandy devastated Jersey Shore
On November 15th, Snooki will appear alongside her former Jersey Shore castmates in a one-hour fundraising special.
The program will be broadcast from MTV’s Times Square studio in New York.
The network said on Monday that the program will solicit contributions for the rebuilding of Seaside Heights, the heart of the Jersey Shore and the principal setting for the Jersey Shore series.
For this effort, MTV will be partnering with Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that provides design and construction services to communities in need. Seaside Heights was among numerous coastal areas devastated by Sandy last week.
Snooki tweeted: “MTV, Arch For Humanity and I are coming together to help re-build Seaside stronger than ever. Join us November 15 on MTV.”
Instead of opting for a private birth, Jersey Shore star Snooki invited MTV cameras into the labor room to film the intimate moment.
And while they were kicked out shortly before little Lorenzo made his first appearance, Snooki’s fiancé Jionni LaValle captured the entire birth on camera for an upcoming episode of Jersey Shore spin-off show Snooki & JWOWW.
A source told RadarOnline: “Viewers will see Snooki in labor and the camera crew was kicked out as she was about to give birth. However, Snooki’s fiance, Jionni LaValle, was using a personal camcorder and he carried on filming.
“Lorenzo was ready for his proud parents to show him off to the world and was filmed hours after the birth. It was done very tastefully and with respect to Snooki and other patients at the New Jersey hospital.”
Snooki, 24, was spotted leaving hospital yesterday – two days after giving birth to her son.
The star, wearing a bright pink spotted dress, was wheeled out of the St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, with her little bundle of joy in her arms.
Snooki was spotted leaving hospital yesterday, two days after giving birth to her son Lorenzo
The sighing came as Snooki today tweeted the first snap of herself since giving birth in the early hours of Sunday morning.
She was snuggled up in a leopard print blanket – and she also shared a picture inside her little man’s nursery, which features his name spelled out over his leopard print changing table, captioning it: “My world.”
Snooki added: “Lorenzo is even cuter today. I’m so lucky.”
It also seems Snooki has had a change of heart about breastfeeding.
After expressing her concerns about it just months before giving birth – she shared today how she loves nursing baby Lorenzo.
The revelation came after one fan asked her on Twitter: “Are you nursing? If so shout it out proud!”
Snooki duly replied: “I love nursing my little man!”
Back in June Snooki told Good Morning America that she was nervous about the idea of breastfeeding.
“I’m just scared. My friend did and she said it was so painful…but I definitely want to pump because it’s the best nutrients for the baby.”
But somewhat apprehensively she added: “It’s kind of like you’re a cow and you’re just milking.”
But since giving birth over the weekend to her son, Snooki, real name Nicole Polizzi, has had a change of heart.
“All the pain and anxiety is so worth it. Xoxo,” she went on.
Earlier Snooki shared a picture of herself on Twitter, writing: “Snuggled up in my leopard print robe. I’m legit an old lady. Rockin the diapers with that old lady gangsta lean.”
Snooki had managed to glue on her huge fake eyelashes, apply eye make-up and brush her hair into her trademark beehive, however.
“Hardly any sleep but SO worth it!” the diminutive Guidette added, although she has also found plenty of time to update her Twitter page since the birth.
She has not yet posted any photos of the newborn as she has probably negotiated a lucrative deal for a first look at the tot with a magazine.
“I am SO IN LOVE with my son Lorenzo Dominic! I had my little man last night, healthy at 6lbs! HE’S MY WORLD!” Snooki said on Sunday
Nicole Polizzi and fiancé Jionni LaValle had their first child shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Sunday at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
A Snooki representative told MTV: “The world just got another Guido! Lorenzo Dominic LaValle has entered the world weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Nicole, Jionni and Enzo are doing great!”
Snooki took a break from tweeting during the birth, but was soon back updating her fans saying: “Post birth isn’t so comfy and glamorous. But my son is FABULOUS.”
Snooki and her fiancé Jionni LaValle are expecting a baby boy in September this year and she has revealed in an interview with Good Morning America today what they are going to name their pride and joy.
Snooki, 24, told JuJu Chang that they will be calling their little guido, Lorenzo.
“I think we’re going to do Lorenzo,” she revealed.
“Because then you can call him Enzo.”
She added that if the couple were going to have a girl, they would have called her Giada.
In her hit reality series Jersey Shore, Snooki has long been known as a hard-partying guidette, fond of drinking, “smushing” and tanning.
But now that she is expecting her first child, Snooki has only motherhood on the brain and that includes making big decisions such as whether to breastfeed her firstborn or not.
In the interview Snooki also revealed that she will not be breastfeeding her son when he arrives later this year.
Snooki said that she will be reaching for the breast pump instead.
“It just looks so painful,” she told JuJuChang.
“…But I definitely want to pump, because it has the best nutrients for your baby.”
Snooki, 24, told JuJu Chang that they will be calling their little guido, Lorenzo
Snooki, who did the interview alongside her fiancé Jionni LaValle, also discussed the recent controversial Time cover, which featured the headline Are You Mom Enough?, showing Jamie Lynne Grumet, a 26-year-old mother from Los Angeles, breastfeeding her almost four-year-old son.
“That freaks me out. I mean just drink regular milk,” she said.
When JuJu Chang showed the reality star a breast pump in a New York children’s store, Snooki likened the process to milking a cow.
“It is kind like your cow, you just milk it,” she said.
Meanwhile, Jionni LaValle admitted that a lot had changed since the couple found out that they were expecting.
“Last year it was <<Let’s go to Vegas for New Years>>… Now were going to Disney with the family,” he said.
Snooki, who admittedly loves to have a drink, insisted that not a drop of alcohol has passed her lips since finding out that she was pregnant.
“Obviously no drinking. None whatsoever. Like I am scared to even have caffeine,” she explained.
“All my friends are like <<You can have a glass of wine>>. I’m like <<No I refuse>> because I am going to be that person who has a glass of wine and it will come out with three legs.”
She said that she prefers to stay away from people who drink because it is tempting. This perhaps the reason why she recently moved out of the Jersey Shore house whilst filming the sixth season of the series.
“I don’t like to be around people that drink because then I will miss it,” she admitted to JuJu Chang.
As well as the booze, Snooki has also given up on her beloved tanning regime, but said she is embracing the new paler version of herself.
“I use bronzer on my legs but I didn’t today and look really pale,” she explained.
“I am actually embracing the paleness that comes along with it. It’s a new look.”
One thing that she will not be giving up anytime soon though is the sky-high heels that she has regularly been stepping out in throughout her pregnancy.
“I feel confident in them and I know I am not going to fall,” she said.
“So until it feels really uncomfortable, I am still going to rock them because I am only 24 and I am pregnant, but that doesn’t mean I have to wear flat and ugly shoes.”
Snooki also revealed that she will be upfront with her children when it comes to her controversial past.
“They’re going to Google it no matter what I say,” she said.
“So I’m just going to show them myself and say, <<This is what mommy did. Learn from her mistakes>>.”
Meanwhile Snooki’s ex-boyfriend Emilio Masella has denied that he leaked recent nude pictures that are allegedly of the reality star.
Last week photos which appear to be of the Jersey Shore star disrobing were circulating online.
Emilio Masella, who dated Snooki briefly at the start of 2010, told TMZ that he hadn’t even viewed the pictures until they emerged on the web.
He also insisted that he could not have had access to them in the first place because he believes the snaps were taken more recently, before the reality star got pregnant, judging by her slimmer figure.
Regardless, he said he simply does not care.
“I honestly don’t care. I’m trying to get rid of trash in my life … I’m done with her and moving on with my own career,” he said.
While the alleged pictures certainly looked like the brunette at first glance, it’s still unconfirmed if they’re legitimate or not.
In one photo a woman, who appears to be Snooki, is wearing a white robe.
The grainy photo is of the girl, wearing bright green nail polish, looking seductively into her own mobile device, as if she’s taking a self-portrait.
The next shot shows the robe being opened to reveal private parts, which have been crossed out by black bars.
The photos appear to have been taken in a hotel room as the sheets look like hotel-issued linens and there is a room service tray on the bed.
The third picture in the series is a close up of a girl’s full nude body. Again, the private parts have been black-boxed out.