Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi Reveals She’s Leaving ‘Jersey Shore’— “I Just Can’t Do It Anymore”


Say it ain’t so! Fans of the MTV series Jersey Shore received some bad news with one of it’s stars, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi revealed that she will be leaving the long running series.

On a her recent podcast,  It’s Happening with Snooki and Joey, Snooki shared with fans that she will no longer be a part of the show that made her famous, Jersey Shore. While talking about all the things she thankful for, her fans being one, the announcement was revealed.

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“So here comes my breaking news you guys. There’s reasons why I came to this decision… It’s definitely a hard decision,”she said before breaking the news. “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. I am retiring from ‘Jersey Shore.’ I am not coming back to ‘Jersey Shore’ for season four if there is one.”

Snooki went on to reveal that her main reason for leaving is her family. The 32-year-old has three children, Lorenzo, 7, Angelo, 6, and Giovanna, 5, with husband, Jionni LaValle.

“There are a lot of reasons why but the main reason is really, I just can’t do it anymore. Like, literally, leaving my kids to film it is really, really hard on me,”” she added. “I try and quit every single day. The poor producers are like, ‘Dude, are you going to quit this time?’ I quit every single time we film because I just hate being away from the kids. I don’t like partying, like, three days in a row. It’s just not my life anymore. And I want to be home with the kids. I don’t mind a here or there going to a dinner or whatever, but it’s just really hard for me to leave the kids and film the show. That’s one reason.”

But that’s not the only reason. Snooki went on to add that the direction of the show is another reason she chose to depart from the series.

“When I leave my kids and I film the show, I want to have a good time and I’m putting myself out there and I just want to come off as a good person. And lately on the show it’s been very drama,” she said. “Our show, Jersey Shore, is about family and making fun of each other and having a good time and laughing and just knowing that it’s all in good fun. And lately, it’s just like everything is so serious.”

“And when it comes to our show, it’s not about team this, team that and then fans are against one another when it comes to a cast member. That’s just not how the show works and that’s how it’s becoming,” she continued. “So for me, I don’t want that. And I’m not leaving my kids days on end to film this show when that’s the result of it. I just don’t like the turnout of it and I don’t like the person I’m portrayed as. This is getting a little too much. And for me at 32-years-old with three kids, if I’m doing a reality show, I want it to be fun and I want it to be light-hearted and just lately it’s not like that and the show is getting so dramatic and drama… That’s the whole show now and I just can’t be part of something like that, especially when I’m leaving my kids and I’m hurting to film a show that I’m not comfortable filming when it comes to drama and stuff like that.”

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However, we haven’t seen the last of the reality star. She doesn’t rule out a return to reality TV.

“I’m not saying goodbye to reality TV and me working as a reality star anymore or me just going away and hiding like a hermit,” she shared.  “I don’t want to do that, I just need to move on from this show because I just don’t like the direction that it’s going in when it comes to the drama and the cattiness. I just can’t do it.”

She concluded by saying, “I love you guys. Do not be made at me. There’s going to be a ton more things that I’ll probably be working on. There’s no hard feelings when it comes to the production or MTV.”

You can bet, we haven’t seen the last of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.