Now that Snooki (aka Nicole Polizzi) has confirmed that she is both engaged and pregnant, her Jersey Shore compadres have leaped to her defence. Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola has been promoting the season finale of Jersey Shore and when talk inevitably turned to the big news of Snooki's pregnancy and forthcoming nuptials, Sammi had a word for any Snooki-haters out there.
"It's not like she's 16 and pregnant," said Sammi in defence of Polizzi's surprise pregnancy, to E! Online. "She's doing her thing, she's living her life and I just think she's blessed. I can't wait to see a little guido or guidette running around. I just think it's going to be so exciting. Snooki is going to be a fun parent." Sammi also offered up some thoughts on what she might be taking to the inevitable baby shower: "If it's a boy maybe some hair gel," she laughed. "If it's a girl, maybe some baby bronzer. I think it's definitely going to be Jersey-themed." And she reckons she can picture Snooki having a zebra print-themed wedding, given the reality stars penchant for draping herself in all things animal skin.
Snooki's fiancé Jionni LaValle has also been responding to negative comments, via his Twitter page, saying "For All u jealous, disrespectful haters out there, u see what u wana see on tv! My fiancé and I n JR are going to be so happy! #youllgeturs" He also revealed that the couple have decided on a Jersey Shore-style nickname for the baby, with a post that read "Thank You everyone!! Sorry about that wait but glad everyones happy!! Nicole and I are real excited!! Our baby is going to be #ShortnTan."