Nicole-Snooki-PolizziDancing with the Stars is giving Nicole Polizzi the opportunity to show off a side of herself we really didn’t get a chance to see during her wild days on Jersey Shore, so has the reality competition’s Los Angeles set made her rethink her coastal alliance?

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“No,” she quips without missing a beat. “I just bought my house. We’re building it in Jersey so that’s where we’re gonna stay. It’s always nice to come here and visit.”

The proud mommy to 14-month-old Lorenzo was thrilled to dedicate Monday night’s DWTS performance to her baby boy.

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“I love talking about my son,” she says backstage at the show. “Any chance I get I’ll talk about my son. The fact that I got to dedicate this dance to my son is just a celebration of my new life as a mom.”

And it sounds like Lorenzo is keeping the reality star on her toes.

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“He’s definitely running around now,” she says. “He’s starting to talk a lot more. He’s smart. I’m proud of him.”

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