The Jersey Shore star is roughly three months pregnant, and the baby’s father is her boyfriend, Jionni LaValle, according to the paper, which also notes that as recently as Feb. 2, the diminutive reality star went on ABC’s Good Morning America and shot down stories about her being in a family way.
“I definitely do want kids, but I’m not pregnant,” Snooki, 25, told Lara Spencer. “Being pregnant should be a real thing and a happy thing, and I’m not.”
While the Post‘s source suggests Snooki is trying to parlay the pregnancy into lucrative marketing deals, it remains unclear how or if her condition will factor into Jersey Shore or a recently announced spinoff show starring Snooki and Jenni “JWoww” Farley.
A rep for MTV said the network “doesn’t comment on series in production,” while Polizzi’s rep, asked about the New York Post story, told PEOPLE, “No comment.”
By Liz Raftery and Lesley Messer