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Here's some news we weren't too surprised to find out was real: Nicole "Snooki" Pollizi is actually pregnant! The 24-year-old self-professed guidette shows off her fledgling baby bump on the cover of the new Us Weekly, confirming to the magazine that she's 15 weeks along and is indeed engaged to the baby's father, Jionni LaValle.
"Happy to finally share the news with my fans," the reality star wrote on Twitter Wednesday, retweeting this post from Us Weekly: "It's TRUE! Our girl snooki has a mini meatball in the oven!"
LaValle also tweeted out his excitement about the big reveal. "Thank You everyone!! Sorry about that wait but glad everyones happy!! Nicole and I are real excited!! Our baby is going to be #ShortnTan," he said.
In the new issue of US, Snooki also has a message for any naysayers who aren't convinced she's ready for a little bundle of joy.
"No more peeing on porches. Those days are over," Snooki insists. "I have different priorities now I don't care what anybody else thinks. As long as I know I'm ready and (LaValle's) ready."
Do those different priorities mean that she'll be M.I.A. from the next season of Jersey Shore? Well, that remains to be seen.
"No decision has been made yet on a sixth season of Jersey Shore," an MTV spokesperson tells People. "We wish Nicole a healthy and happy pregnancy and congratulate her on her engagement. We support her as she starts this new chapter of her life."
According to another source close to the magazine, the spinoff series that will follow Snooki and her Shore BFF Jenni "J-WOWW" Farley is also still happening. Apparently neither her pregnancy nor her engagement to LaValle will change "the creative focus of the show," which will follow the duo as they live together as roommates.