Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi shocked fans – and some of her co-stars – earlier this month when she announced that she was retiring from the show after six seasons on the original Jersey Shore, and three seasons on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Polizzi’s life has had some major changes in the last decade, and being on the show just didn’t fit her lifestyle anymore.
The 32-year-old recently appeared on The Mel Robbins Show for an episode that will air next month, and she revealed the real reason behind her decision to leave the popular MTV show.
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— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) December 6, 2019
“I think when I was, like, actually forcing myself to be in a situation that I wasn’t happy in. Like, I was forcing myself to be happy, and I’m like, ‘That’s not me.’ I’m not genuinely happy,” said Polizzi. “That’s when I’m like, ‘I’m out.’”
Polizzi is now married and the mother of three children – Lorenzo, 7, Giovanna, 5, and Angelo, six months – but she says the decision to leave Jersey Shore wasn’t an easy one. She had to think about her happiness and where she really wanted herself to be in life, and the answer to that is being a mom and being with her kids. Polizzi is over the drinking and drama.
Polizzi made her retirement announcement on her podcast It’s Happening With Snooki and Joey. She said that she wouldn’t be coming back for Season 4 if there is one, and there were a lot of reasons why she chose to walk away. Without going into detail, Polizzi simply said, “I just can’t do it anymore.”
She explained that she has to leave her kids to film the show, and she did want to have a good time. She also puts herself out there and wants to come across as a good person. But, Polizzi says that lately the show has been nothing but drama.
After giving birth to baby number three, Polizzi admitted to Us Weekly that she was struggling to find balance between filming the show and being a mom of three young kids. Even though she loved being with her co-stars, she still missed her kids. And, it was causing a lot of stress.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will be a guest on The Mel Robbins Show on the episode that airs Friday, January 10th. And, the second half of Season 3 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation will air on MTV in early 2020.