'Jersey Shore's' Snooki Shares First Look of Baby Lorenzo (PHOTO & VIDEO)
We’ve only seen a very healthy head of hair on baby Lorenzo since MTV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi gave birth to her first son with fiancé Jionni LaValle just about a week ago.
And now the Jersey Shore castmember is sharing the first official photos of her bundle of joy on a splashy magazine cover.
MTV had dibs on the first look from the photo spread, which appears in People magazine this week.
What did the reality star have to say about being a mom?
"It's a different kind of love that I never felt before," Polizzi, 24, tells People. Known for her extreme partying ways, she says that all changed for her when she found out she was pregnant.
After Polizzi endured 24 hours of labor, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle was born on Aug. 26 in New Jersey weighing 6 lbs, 5 oz.
New dad LaValle explained that coming up with the baby’s name was an easy negotiation with his fiancé. "We were going back and forth, and I just happened to think of Lorenzo," the 25-year-old says. "She loved it."
He says the name was inspired by a kid he knows in his hometown. Enzo’s middle name, though, has a deeper meaning for the new mom. It’s her late uncle’s name. “I did it for my dad,” Snooki reveals.
The couple met about two years ago during the third season of Jersey Shore. The reality star found out she was pregnant in early-January. And LaValle proposed to his girlfriend two months later on Valentine’s Day, surprising her with a 5-carat diamond ring.
Back in May, Snooki told Celebuzz that her new baby boy wouldn't be joining the rest of her Jersey Shore castmates at their famous Seaside Shore home.
“Oh, hell no!” Snooki quipped. “If anything, I’ll get my own place. That place is for partying and single people.”
While Snooki’s spinoff series, Snooki & JWoww, is headed toward a second season, Jersey Shore’s sixth season will be its last.
MTV is airing a launch special, “Gym, Tan, Look Back,” on Thursday at 6 PM ahead of the VMA pre-show. And the whole cast is back for one more hurrah down The Shore when Season 6 debuts Oct. 4.
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