‘Jersey Shore’: Nicole Polizzi Talked About Having Anxiety While Filming Before Her Retirement

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is one of the original Jersey Shore stars. The show has since returned with Jersey Shore: Family Vacation without original cast member, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. Now Polizzi will be retiring from the show too. Find out what she said about filming before announcing her big decision.

Nicole Polizzi announced she’s retiring from ‘Jersey Shore’

Nicole "Snookie" Polizzi attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards
Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards | Paul Bruinooge

The reality star made her name through Jersey Shore, but now she’s ready to retire. She talked about this decision on her podcast, It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey.

“OK, you guys, I love you so much, and don’t hate me for my decision, but I have to do what’s best for me at the moment, and I am retiring from Jersey Shore,” she said. “I am not coming back to Jersey Shore [Family Vacation] for a season 4, if there is one. And there’s a lot of reasons why, but the main reason is really … I’m just like, I just can’t do it anymore.”

She went on to talk about her family. “I hate being away from the kids,” she said. “I don’t like partying three days in a row. It’s just not my life anymore. And I wanna be home with the kids. You know, like, I don’t mind here and there going to a dinner or whatever, but it’s just really hard on me to leave the kids and film the show.”

She previously was seen storming away while filming

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TMZ released a video of Polizzi storming away while the show was filming. She reportedly got into an argument with Angelina Pivarnick at the time.

“Leave me the f*ck alone, this is why I didn’t want to do this sh*t. Leave me alone!” she yelled while she was walking away. “I want to go home to my kids. That’s where I belong. I hate this sh*t.”

The reality star then called someone a “f*cking a**hole.” She later addressed the video on YouTube.

Polizzi said she had anxiety while filming

The mother gave birth not long before going back to filming the season. She said that really affected her mindset for work.

“I can’t really tell you what happened, but I’ll let you know that filming the rest of this season, I already had anxiety because I just had a frickin’ baby,” she explained. “So, leaving my 2-month-old to film and by the way, I went home that night to take care of him. But they’re not going to play that for the show. It’s gonna look like I slept there.”

Polizzi has been a reality star but she admitted there is one thing she isn’t used to doing for work. “But leaving the baby all day to hang out with the roomies and go out, it’s … not something I do every day. I don’t know I had anxiety leaving the baby,” she said.

Chances are fans of Polizzi will still get to see her through her other projects. Time will tell if the show will try to replace her.