When the new season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation premieres on MTV on Thursday night, it will be the beginning of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s final season on the reality series. The mom-of-three opened up to Us Weekly about deciding to focus on being a mother while Jenni “JWoww” Farley reacted to the possibility of a future without her BFF being on the show.
Snooki opened up about the decision she made to leave, explaining that it is “not easy” for her to be away from her kids while filming.
“I feel like when I’m filming and I’m trying to do the show and then a kid’s crying or a kid’s sick, it’s just not easy for me. And then I don’t want to be there and I want to be home being a mom. Even though it’s a short period of time, it’s just very hard for me,” she said.
Snooki further explained that there were many things that went into her tough choice, but added that she needed to make the “right decision,” stressing that her kids “come first.”
While Deena Cortese admitted that it will be “weird” not having her around when filming, Snooki joked that JWoww was “having a heart attack.”
Understandably, it is hard for JWoww who replied, “Well, you’re the Snooki to my JWoww. You slept next to me for 10 years.”
Although Snooki doesn’t plan on being a regular cast member anymore, she teased that she isn’t against coming back once in a while.
“I’m not just like ‘F this show.’ I love my roomies. I love the show,” she said.
Snooki also said that her leaving the series doesn’t mean her friendships with her co-stars are over.
The two reality stars have been friends for a long time. JWoww recently celebrated her birthday and Snooki took to social media to wish her bestie a happy birthday by posting a video of the two and sending out sweet sentiments in the caption. The clip just happened to be a throwback to the series that the two briefly had — Snooki & JWoww.
During the interview, JWoww admitted that her birthday wish is for Snooki to “change her mind” about leaving.
Many of the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation cast members are sad to hear that Snooki decided to leave. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino revealed that even though he didn’t like the choice she made, he still “supported” her.