Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Admits Her Son Lorenzo Suffered 'Anxiety' When She Would Leave To Film 'Jersey Shore'

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi On Red Carpet
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Jan. 27 2020, Published 9:24 p.m. ET

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi recently revealed that her son Lorenzo suffered "anxiety" when she would leave to film Jersey Shore. The MTV star announced she was quitting the show in December 2019 to spend more time with her children.

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"My son is 7. So when we came back from Miami, I was gone for two weeks, then I came home for a night and then left for another two weeks. That literally scarred him. So anytime I say ‘Mommy’s going to work,’ he’s like, ‘Mom, you cannot leave me again like you did. I was so upset. I don’t want you leaving.’ So now every time I say I’m leaving for work, he goes, ‘How long are you leaving?’ It kind of gives him anxiety now. I can’t do that anymore. They are definitely happy that I’m not going to be leaving for days on end now," Snooki told Us Weekly before her live podcast recording of It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.

Snooki shocked fans when she announced on her podcast in December that she was quitting the show. “I’m thankful for Jersey Shore and my fans. I love you so much and don't hate me for my decision, but I have to do what's best for me at the moment, and I am retiring from Jersey Shore. I just can’t do it anymore. Literally, leaving my kids to film it is really hard on me. I try and quit every single day. I just hate being away from the kids. I don’t like partying three days in a row. It’s just not my life anymore. I want to be home with the kids," she said.

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She continued, "I'm putting myself out there and I just want to come off as a good person and lately, on the show, it's just been very dramatic. Our show, Jersey Shore, is about family and making fun of each other and having a good time and laughing and just knowing that it’s all in good fun. Lately, everything is so serious. Fans are against one another when it comes to a cast member. I don’t want that. I’m not leaving my kids for days on end to film this show when that’s the result of it. I don’t like the turnout of it. I don’t like the person I’m portrayed as."

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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

Snooki shares Lorenzo, 7, Giovanna, 5, and Angelo, 7 months, with husband Jionni Lavalle.

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Angelina Pivarnick thinks her former castmate Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola would be the perfect person to replace Snooki on the show.

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"I said this in the beginning — like, years ago — that Sammi 'Sweetheart’ Giancola should return, but she’s living her best life,” Angelina, 33, told Us Weekly on December 16. "She’s getting married soon — good for her. She looks so amazing. I don’t know who she’s inviting to the wedding. I don’t know if it’s right now. I don’t know if it’s this year. I think it’s next year, so I don’t know," she added.

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Do you think Snooki made the right decision to quit the show for her kids? Sound off in the comments below! 


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