Happy Birthday Lorenzo Dominic Lavalle!
“Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi gave birth to her first baby boy early Sunday sometime before 3 a.m. Lorenzo weighed in at 6lbs., 5 oz.
Reports surfaced last night that Polizzi, 24, had gone into labor at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.
“Yes, Nicole has gone into labor, said spokeswoman Stacey Wechsler, who asked “that her privacy be respected. … We’ll all get to meet her Italian Stallion newborn soon enough.”
The 24-year-old’s fiancé, Jionni LaValle, was seen being tailed by reality TV camera crews. A source told The News Snooki’s mom was by her daughter’s side and LaValle’s family was also at the hospital.
Snooki is taping the second season of her Jersey Shore spinoff “Snooki & JWoww.” “They are trying to film (the birth),” said a source associated with the show. “The hospital was prepped for it.” She remained in labor early Sunday. But despite the long labor, a source says she is doing “fine.”
The pint-sized party girl announced months ago that she was having a boy who would be named Lorenzo LaValle.
Snooki predicted on Friday that she was on the brink of delivering her little one. “I’m a balloon waiting to pop,” she tweeted.
If all goes well, Snooki’s baby boy will be a true New Jerseyan like his dad. Snooki, despite finding fame pounding beers and fist-pumping in New Jersey bars, hails from Marlboro, N.Y. She has been living with her realityco-star Jennifer (JWoww) Farley in a home in Manchester, N.J.
“The world just got another Guido!!!,” a Polizzi rep told said. “Nicole, Jionni & Enzo are doing great!”
News of Snooki’s impending birth triggered a flurry of condescending Twitter posts. “Take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this world is right this moment, because Snooki is in labor,” wrote a poster with the handle Suri’s Burn Book. “It’s all downhill from here.”
“We couldn’t be happier for Nicole and Jionni on the healthy delivery of their baby boy!,” MTV said in a statement. “We look forward to Lorenzo’s first trip to the Jersey Shore and can’t wait to see his first animal print onesie.”
MTV has said it’s bringing “Jersey Shore” back for a sixth season, with the 24-year-old Snooki as part of the action, but has declined to offer specifics on how big a part Snooki will play in the show about hard-partying Italian-American friends.
In a scene documented for the MTV show, LaValle and Jenni “JWoww” Farley — Polizzi’s co-star in the spinoff — are both present for Polizzi’s ultrasound. During the course of the spinoff, Polizzi also invited the rest of the “Shore” cast to her Hudson County apartment to break the news of her engagement and pregnancy.
As the first season of their series winds down, Polizzi and Farley are due at a suburban home in Manchester, Ocean County to film a second season.
A more-pregnant Polizzi will appear in the sixth season of “Jersey Shore,” premiering Oct. 4 on MTV.
Snooki looked fine this morning as she wore the happiest face I have ever seen her ware.
Contributor D. Chandler