Jersey Shore's Nicole Polizzi (aka Snooki) is pregnant. The New York Post have revealed the news that Polizzi is expecting her first child, despite the fact that the reality TV star recently appeared on Good Morning America, denying the rumors. A source has apparently revealed that Nicole is in fact around three months pregnant. The child's father is reportedly her boyfriend Jionni LaValle.

The NY Post have also revealed that Snooki has been holding off confirming the rumors because she has been trying to arrange a deal with a number of celebrity magazines. The article released today (February 29, 2012) suggests that Snooki will be using the baby story to become "the next Kourtney Kardashian." She is said to have signed a deal with US Weekly to break the news officially to the public. MTV, who make Jersey Shore, are reported to be panicking about the direction in which they will be able to take the Jersey Shore spin-off show that they have started filming in New Jersey. The show stars Snooki and Jenni Farley and is said to focus on their relationship as friends and roommates. Until now, Snooki's popularity has been based on her party lifestyle, so the TV network bosses may have to rethink the direction of the show.

On February 2, 2012, Snooki appeared on Good Moring America and told Lara Spencer quite categorically that she was not pregnant: "I definitely do want kids, but I'm not pregnant . . . Being pregnant should be a real thing and a happy thing, and I'm not." Today's report, though, suggests that she may well have been fibbing.