Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Doesn’t Regret ‘Jersey Shore,’ But She Won’t Be Back

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has been an integral part of the Jersey Shore cast since day one. It may have taken Polizzi some time to find her place in the shore house, but once she did, she became everyone’s favorite party girl.

As Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 3 concludes, so does Polizzi’s time on the show. The MTV series may have made Polizzi who she is today, but she’s ready to leave Jersey Shore in the past. Her roommates, on the other hand, beg to differ. 

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi | Getty

‘Snooki’ is done with ‘Jersey Shore’ 

The original “blast in a glass” announced she was leaving the MTV series on her podcast It’s Happening With Snooki and Joey. “Don’t hate me for my decision, but I have to do what’s best for me at the moment,” Polizzi shared. “I am retiring from Jersey Shore. I am not coming back for season four if there is one.” 

Polizzi explained how she wanted to spend more time with her kids. She also addressed how the series has changed since 2009, adding: “I’m just not comfortable filming that show anymore with the direction it’s going, with all the drama.”

The ‘Jersey Shore’ cast think ‘Snooki’ will come back 

When Polizzi first announced her leaving the show, it was hard for her roommates to hear. According to HelloGiggles, some of Polizzi’s castmates think she’ll return to the MTV series. “I just want to move on,” Polizzi said. “I’m not in the mood to do this drama with Angelina anymore, and I just want to be happy and positive, and film fun shows. I’m a mom of three, and I’m 32 years old, so when I leave my kids and film a show, I want to have a good time and not be around negative energy. So, yeah, I don’t think I’m going back.” 

Season 3 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation will conclude with Angelina Pivarnick’s dramatic wedding reception, wherein Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, and Deena Cortese deliver a wedding toast so insulting, Pivarnick wants to redo her wedding.

‘Snooki’ didn’t want to do a speech for Angelina 

As Polizzi explained to The Ashley Reality Roundup, she never wanted to give a speech at Pivarnick’s wedding. She felt that it wasn’t her place to say anything, but Jersey Shore producers insisted that she start some drama. “I literally told producers, ‘I’m not going to do a speech because I’m not comfortable doing one; I don’t think we should be doing one,’” Polizzi said. “We were forced to do something we didn’t want to do.”

Sadly, their being forced to give a wedding speech has caused tension between the Jersey Shore roommates. Angelina is supposedly still upset about what happened at her wedding.

What’s next for ‘Snooki’ 

Aside from running her boutique, The Snooki Shop, and an Etsy craft store, Polizzi has plenty of other hopes and dreams for her future outside of Jersey Shore. “I would love to do something with Jenni again,” she told HelloGiggles. “Just because filming Snooki & Jwoww, our spinoff from Jersey Shore a while ago was the fun-est show ever.” 


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Polizzi is also interested in hosting. “Like a fun game show or something, where I could do something fun with the people, and it’s not all about me, ya know?” Polizzi hosted MTV’s How Far Is Tattoo Far? in 2018 — a project she enjoyed because the spotlight wasn’t on her. “I like having that break of not always being ‘on.'” 

Polizzi is also working on a line of strollers with retailer Buy Buy Baby. “I collabed with Your Babiie, and I made a couple [of] strollers, I made high chairs, some travel systems like diaper bags,” Polizzi explained. “Mawmas” everywhere will have to stay tuned for Polizzi’s parental-themed merchandise!