Snooki is sticking up for and standing by her man. On Tuesday, a day after it was reported that Snooki’s husband, Jionni LaValle, allegedly had an account on the cheating website Ashley Madison, Snooki, real name Nicole Polizzi, posted a lengthy denial to her Instagram account.
Snooki, who shot to fame on MTV’s Jersey Shore and later starred in the spin-off Snooki & Jwoww, revealed that she found out about what was being reported in the media regarding her husband early in the morning from her publicist. She denied that her husband would ever cheat on her, much less via a website such as Ashley Madison, which lets users find and communicate with other married people looking to cheat. Snooki expressed outrage over the allegation and pointed out that there is no proof. She attached to her message a photo of herself dancing with Jionni at their November 2014 wedding.
“This morning when I got a call from my publicist that a story was going to be printed on my husband ‘allegedly’ signing up on Ashley Madison, I laughed- and said lets not even comment and give the story any juice, because it couldn’t be any further from the truth. But now seeing how it’s the “news of the day” and everyone is wondering what I think about it- here it is. Jionni is the the most humble, respectful, and most loyal souls I know. I mean hello, that’s why I married him. He’s a stand up guy who loves his family more than anything in this world. The fact that the tabloids can deliberately make stories up and print things like ‘Jionni LaValle ALLEGEDLY and MAY HAVE signed up on Ashley Madison’ is absurd. I can see if there is proof in the story to make it legitimate, but to accuse my husband of something he had no idea about… HOW IS THAT LEGAL? I really didn’t even want to acknowledge this absurd story, but when my family is being bashed for no reason- mama bear is gonna say what’s up. So no, my husband didn’t sign up on that website to cheat on me. Honestly, if he wanted to cheat- he would go out and do it. Not sign up on a website and pay for it. Jionni is a good guy and doesn’t need his name being tarnished. Nor does our family. We did nothing wrong to deserve this. So with all of this said, I love you babe. And even though I’m a pain in your ass, I know you would never cheat on me. Especially on a lame ass website.@jlavalle5 💕 #myfamilyrocks.”
Jionni himself also denied the allegation via an Instagram message that also plugged a product at the same time.
“I may not go on cheating websites but I diffidently go on Twisteds website!! @twistedtea #bealittletwisted#summeraintover #thankyou.”
On Monday, Us Weekly reported that the email address of Snooki’s husband Jionni matches one that was used for an account on Ashley Madison.
On Tuesday morning, Us Weekly reported that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, on her latest podcast radio show episode, slammed Anna Duggar, wife of former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar, for sticking by Josh despite his confession that he used the cheating website and cheated on his wife. It’s not clear when the radio show episode was recorded but since it was posted on Tuesday morning, it was most likely recorded prior to Snooki’s publicist alerting her of the controversy surrounding Jionni LaValle.
“And his wife is still standing by him! It’s like, ‘What the f**k is wrong with you? Like, what are you doing?’ Yep, screw it.”
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