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From the Pouf to Parenthood! ‘Jersey Shore’ Star Snooki Has Completely Transformed Over the Years

One of the breakout stars of Seaside! Fans couldn’t get enough of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi when she first appeared on the hit MTV reality show Jersey Shore back in 2009.

With her iconic pouf, outspoken personality and party-loving ways, viewers quickly became enamored with the TV personality because she always kept things interesting whether she was getting into trouble or just having a good time.

Since then, she has met the man of her dreams, Jionni LaValle, and they have gone on to welcome three precious children of their own: Lorenzo, Giovanna and Angelo.

After the success of Jersey Shore, the reality star has continued to appear on several other shows, including Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Apprentice and her own spinoff, Snooki & JWoww, proving she’s a force to be reckoned with.

She later returned for the hugely popular reboot Jersey Shore: Family Vacation with almost all of her original castmates, which will soon be going into season 5. 

Snooki previously announced on her podcast “Its Happening With Snooki & Joey” that she was walking away from the MTV franchise. “The main reason is really … I just can’t do it anymore,” she said at the time, explaining she wants to focus on her job as a mother. “I just hate being away from the kids. I don’t like partying three days in a row. It’s just not my life anymore. I want to be home with the kids. It’s just really hard for me to leave the kids and film the show.”

She has since made cameos on a few Family Vacation episodes, but fortunately, viewers can expect to see her a lot more on the small screen soon.

“So, right now, we are filming the next season, and I’m filming as much as I can,” she told TooFab in September 2021. “I want to say I’m back fully, but when it comes to trips and stuff like that, I’m gonna be ‘here and there.’ Like I said, I hate leaving my kids, but I’m ready to be back.”

In addition to expanding her career and her added responsibilities at home, Snooki has also changed her appearance over the years.

And just as we would expect from the TV star, she doesn’t let the nay-sayers dull her shine when it comes to her new look. “I honestly don’t care what people say about me because they don’t know me,” she told the publication in August 2016.

“I always say I’m not living for them; I’m living for myself.”

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