Although it was reported pretty extensively that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi would not be staying with her “Jersey Shore” cast members throughout filming for the show’s sixth season, the strange thing is that she actually did stay with The Situation and Pauly D for at least the first few days.
This weekend, Snooki was first seen seemingly fleeing the Seaside Heights and going to a separate property — one located right next door to the place where she has partied, fought, and first hooked up with her now-fiance Jionni LaValle. It’s a house that production is renting for the filming process, and she will still be as much of a part of the show as ever.
Of course, the reason behind the move is pretty obvious — as MTV executive vice-president of programming Chris Linn explains (per Entertainment Weekly), this is about Snooki wanting to maintain a certain appearance while she is expecting her first child:
“It’s not a prison … I know she’s concerned about the perception of her being a pregnant woman in a party house. I think that’s a common experience among a group of friends when somebody gets pregnant. This is an opportunity to see how she deals with it and how the rest of the house deals with it. The show has always been about following what’s really happening in their lives.”
Reports are that Snooki’s pregnancy has already been the target of more than a few jokes from her fellow cast members, but the show already has a very different feel as so many people are moving forward with their lives. The Situation is avoiding alcohol, Pauly D now has a music career, and Ronnie and Sammi are even together for about the 100th time.
Do you think that season 6 could end up being a rousing success for the show?