Say what you will about Jersey Shore‘s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the girl knows her priorities. Since having baby Lorenzo, Snooki has been slowly distancing herself from her fame, and recently announced her desire to quit the reality TV game for good.
Snooki appeared on the Today show to give her first interview since having her baby with fiance Jionni LaValle. The once hard-partying star told Savannah Guthrie that her priorities have changed, and that she wants a normal life and a normal family now.
“It’s crazy because, you know me, I just always wanted to have a good time,” Snooki said. “‘Where’s the next party? What am I going to do tonight?’ And now it’s just like, ‘I love my baby, what can we do with him?’ It’s just totally different.”
Fans watching the final season of Jersey Shore know that Snooki has been distancing herself from her housemates, even physically moving herself to a smaller apartment. Now that Shore has wrapped for her, Snooki seems to feel comfortable calling it a day with her reality TV career and focusing on her new family.
“I mean I definitely partied for like three people my entire life,” she said. “I feel like now, you know, I have a family, I have a baby now and this is just like a new chapter in my life and I love it. I’m just so excited.”
She’s slowly inching her way out of the spotlight with Jersey Shore‘s conclusion, though she will return for another season of spin-off Snooki Jwoww.
“Right now, it’s fine while he’s this young,” LaValle said. “But once school starts, I think when he gets a little older, I kind of want him to branch off from that. Nicole could do what she has to do. But maybe with him growing up, I kind of just want him to just live a normal lifestyle.”
Snooki added: “We want him to have a normal life where he goes to school, he has friends, girlfriends. I want him to have those learning experiences that we did growing up so I want it to be as normal as possible.”
The couple also talked about their near-future plans, specifically what they’ll be wearing on Halloween: “I’m going to be Wonder Woman, he’s [LaValle’s] going to be Captain America and Lorenzo’s going to be Superman.”
Good for Snooki. She already has fame and fortune, the kind of currency that everyone is seemingly desperate for these days, and will abandon all shame an human dignity to acquire even an ounce of. But she’s turning her back on it all to focus on family. That’s character.
Here’s Snooki and Jionni’s Today interview in which they talk about reality TV and a normal life for Lorenzo: