Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi is a fan favorite on “Jersey Shore.” If you’re a superfan of the show, you probably already know that the meatball was adopted. However, the reality star is opening up about it for the very first time on her Youtube channel.
Snooki explains that she is Chilean but was raised by Italians which is why she considers herself both.
“I was adopted at 6 months from Santiago, Chile. And I was adopted by Helen and Andrew Polizzi. They flew all the way to Chile to come pick me up and they said right when they saw me they said I was like, ‘Mama, Dada.’ So it was meant to be, things just work out that way — it’s called fate,” Snooki elaborated.
She also revealed why her parents were forced to give her up for adoption.
“Basically, my birth parents had other siblings and they couldn’t afford me. I can’t even imagine because I have two kids, putting up a child for adoption, to give them a better life. That’s so amazing for them, that shows how much they loved me. But also I could never do that. I can’t even imagine how they felt giving me up but thank you for that,” she went on to say.
The 30-year-old does wonder about her biological family but isn’t ready to find them just yet.
“In the back of my head I’m always curious to meet my birth family. I always wonder if I never was adopted and I stayed with my birth parents would I still be a hot mess like this? Just in Spanish, probably. I feel like I was always meant to be this hot mess.”
Polizzi explained that she made the video to connect with her viewers who may have been adopted or are thinking about adopting.
You can watch the full heartwarming video above.