It’s an end of an era for Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi and the show that made her a household name, MTV’s Jersey Shore. During the latest episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Snooki, who is now a mom of three, revealed that she would be ending her time at the shore forever.
During the episode that aired on June 18, fans saw the original crew at Angelina Pivarnic wedding which took place in November 2019. Fans also saw the speech, Snooki, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, and Deena Cortese gave during the reception and some of the jokes didn’t land well which caused drama with Angelina.
And following a lot of tears shed and words exchanged, Snooki told her castmates she was done with it all.
“I’m quitting, I think. I think this is it. This is not fun,” Snooki said.
Then in a confessional, she told the cameras that while she’s loved everything Jersey Shore has given her, she needs to move on even if this isn’t how she wanted things to end. “I just love my roomies, always. Jersey Shore is literally my life. I never would have met my best friends, so the fact that is has to end like this, for me, it really sucks.”
After the episode aired, Snooki took to her Instagram story to address all the drama that had led up to that point. According to E! News, Snooki wrote, “I love you all so much, I hope you enjoyed the season finale…I want you guys to know we’re not mean people and we would never, ever, ever try to ruin Angelina’s wedding. So it is what it is and that’s how it played out, so, I love you,”
It was roughly a month after that moment was filmed that Snooki took her decision public by announcing her decision to leave the show on her podcast. “So here comes my breaking news, you guys. There [are] reasons why I’ve come to this decision…it’s definitely a hard decision…I’m gonna throw up. OK, you guys, I love you so much and don’t hate me for my decision, but I have to do what’s best for me at the moment, and I am retiring from Jersey Shore.”
And while there were “a lot of reasons” why she decided to leave the show, she said “the main reason is really, I’m just like…I just can’t do it anymore.” It was also “really, really hard” for the mom of three to leave her kids every time she needed to film for the show.
“I hate being away from the kids, I don’t like partying three days in a row, it’s just not my life anymore,” Snooki continued. “And I wanna be home with the kids. I don’t mind a here or there going to a dinner or whatever, but it’s just really hard on me to leave the kids and film the show.”
Now, Snooki is enjoying her time at home with her children and working on her other ventures outside of Jersey Shore like her podcast and her store, known as The Snooki Shop.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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