Fans are stunned at the news that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has decided to leave Jersey Shore: Family Vacation and will not return to the MTV show if season 4 of the series is filmed. The reality star and businesswoman revealed the news by sharing the latest episode of her podcast, “It’s Happening with Snooki and Joey,” on Instagram.
The bombshell reveal came during the podcast. Nicole remarked that the show has changed from what its initial premise of a group of people getting together for fun and good times. She said that now, “everything is so serious.”
Fans took to the comments section of Nicole’s post and revealed their heartbreak over her decision to leave the longrunning MTV series.
One of the first to comment was one of Nicole’s best friends and Jersey Shore castmate, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, who remarked on the social media site, “I love you and I’ll always have your back,” finishing up her statement with the #dramafree.
But fans weren’t having any of it, responding to JWoww’s comment with a flurry of responses to her post.
“When you’re the one that starts the most drama and then Snooki follows up right behind you,” said one fan in response to the drama from Season 3 that played out between Jenni and castmate Angelina Pivarnick over allegations that Jenni’s boyfriend Zack Carpinello made a pass at Angelina.
In defense of her friend, Nicole became embroiled in their fight, with Angelina calling her a “mean girl” in an episode that led to Nicole storming out of the home the castmates shared.
Now that Nicole decided to make her exit, another fan asked Jenni if she was going to leave the show as well.
Nicole responded to one fan who asked her, “Can you have a show of your daily life? I gotta have Snooki! And Joey lol!” following a post with crying emojis.
“Duh,” the star stated.
While Nicole did not clarify further whether or not any future projects with MTV would occur, the newest season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation will air in 2020 and will feature Nicole and her roommates Jenni, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Deena Nicole Cortese, Angelina Pivarnick, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.
In a trailer dropped by MTV on November 8 that teased upcoming episodes, the roommates were seen welcoming Mike home from prison, visiting with a psychic who eerily predicted their futures, throwing a divorce party for Jenni, heading off to Angelina’s bachelorette party in New Orleans, and participating in her subsequent wedding.
The episodes, which will air next year, were filmed from September through November 2019.
Nicole was last photographed with her entire Jersey Shore family in an image that celebrated the 10th-anniversary of the show’s debut on MTV in 2009. The cast was pictured in front of a large cake boasting some of the iconic images from the series’ decade long history.