Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Reveals This Relatable Secret to Parenting Her Kids

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is the mother of three kids. Like the many fans of Jersey Shore who are now parents, Polizzi has some relatable ways to cope with the stresses of raising three children. Find out what her secret to parenting is — it happens to be the most relatable. 

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi holding one of her kids, Lorenzo LaValle, in February 2015
Lorenzo LaValle & Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi | Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

‘Snooki’ has three kids: Lorenzo, Giovanna, and Angelo 

Polizzi married Jionni LaValle in 2014. Together, they have three children. 

Their first-born son, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, was born on August 26, 2012. “Snooki” and Jionni’s second child is a girl — Giovanna Marie LaValle. She was born on September 26, 2014. That November, the couple got married. 

Four years later in November 2018, Polizzi announced she was pregnant once again. Her second son, Angelo James LaValle, was born on May 30, 2019. 

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi takes 20 minutes for herself each morning before she goes into mom mode 

Polizzi talks about her three kids on Paris Hilton’s podcast This Is Paris. During the “This is…Snooki” episode, she mentions how Lorenzo is turning 9-years-old this August. 

“Like am I 50-years old?” the reality star jokes. “It’s scary.” Giovanna is turning 7-years-old this year, and Angelo just recently turned 2-years-old. 

“Having three is definitely chaotic,” Polizzi admits. “I’m stressed a lot.” Fortunately, Polizzi has a way to cope with the stresses of parenting. 

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“I [take] my moment in the morning,” she explains to Hilton. “I run to Starbucks, [or] go to Target for 20 minutes, and then I’m ready to be a mom.” That time to “get away for a second” is all Polizzi needs.

Polizzi wears a mask and a big hat to try and conceal her identity during her Target trips. But she still gets stopped occasionally by fans. 

“Mom life is crazy,” Polizzi concludes. “It’s a lot, but I enjoy my wine and I enjoy going to Target.” 

‘Jersey Shore’ star’s kids don’t know who ‘Snooki’ is 

Polizzi’s kids know her solely as “Mom.” So when they see her on YouTube or television as her Jersey Shore personality, they ask, “Who is Snooki?” 

“I’m like, ‘Oh, you know, it’s just my actress name,'” Polizzi explained to HelloGiggles. “They think I’m an actress right now.” 

“Both [of my two older] kids, [Lorenzo and Giovanna], think I’m an actress,” Polizzi said more recently to Us Weekly. “I tell them that it’s not real. I’m just acting, like, I’m playing a role, that’s what they think.” 

Have Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi’s kids ever seen ‘Jersey Shore’? 

In that same interview with HelloGiggles, Polizzi talks about whether or not she’ll let her kids watch Jersey Shore. At this point, Lorenzo, Giovanna, and Angelo have not seen any episodes. But Polizzi knows it’s bound to happen one day. 

“I mean, I’d rather they not ever watch it,” she told the outlet. Knowing it’s probably inevitable, Polizzi plans to wait until her kids are old enough to show them the MTV series.

“16-years-old or 13-years-old or [even] 14-years-old” seems to be the right age for the reality star’s kids to start watching the show. At that point, Polizzi says she’ll feel comfortable explaining how “Mommy’s college years were on video for everyone to see, and if you do see it one day, learn what not to do from Mommy.”