March 5, 2012 at 9:58 AM ET
Last week the reality-TV rumor mill went into to overdrive with reports that hard-partying "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will have to leave her boozing behavior behind because she has a baby on the way. But now we learn that there may be more than just a tiny fist-pumper in her future.
According People, a source close to Snooki has revealed that she's also engaged to longtime boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
The news isn't exactly a shock for the reality star's fans. Snooki has often talked of her hopes of marrying Jionni one day, and in January, she got specific about it.
"I know he's the one, so I know the ring's gonna come soon," she told People at the time. "Well, not soon-soon. He knows it should be big, cuz if it's small, I'm saying no. Like, 'Get another ring!'"
It must have been big.
While the alleged mom-to-be still hasn't responded to all the latest baby talk, much less the nuptial news, another familiar face from "Jersey Shore" has. Jonny Manfre, otherwise known as "The Unit," wants to make one thing clear about the impending bundle of joy -- his pal, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, is not the father.
"It's not Situation's baby.... I'll tell you that much," he informed KISS-FM. "I would assume it's Jionni's baby."
Which is seemingly what everyone else assumes, too. So why mention Mike at all? Because as anyone who's been watching "Jersey Shore" this season knows, Sitch and The Unit can't pass up an opportunity to hint that Mike and Snooki "smushed."
And here's hoping Snooki wasn't expecting any well wishes from her always outspoken ex-boyfriend, Emilio Masella. If so, she's bound to be disappointed with his comments to TMZ.
"I hope for her sake ... not to be rude or anything ... but I hope she has a miscarriage," he said.
(Note to Emilio: That was, in fact, rude.)
Expect to learn more about Snooki's oh-so-public personal life when she and "Shore" co-star Jenni "JWoww" Farley launch their own spinoff show later this year.
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