With Snooki‘s departure from Jersey Shore, fans and castmates alike are wondering if they will find a replacement for her!
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It looks like the queen of Jersey Shore‘s time has come to an end. During the Dec. 6 episode of her podcast, It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey, Snooki revealed that she’s made the decision to not return to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. After thanking fans for supporting the show after all of these years, the mom-of-three announced her “breaking news.”
“You guys, 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,” she began. “I am retiring from Jersey Shore.” She continued, “I am not coming back to Jersey Shore for season four if there is one.”
Snooki then said that there are “a lot of reasons why” she’s backing away from the show, but admitted to the biggest one. “The main reason is really … I just can’t do it anymore. Like, literally leaving my kids to film it is really, really hard on me.” She also revealed that things have gotten so frustrating that she’s tried to quit several times.
“I try and quit every, single day. The poor producers are like, ‘Dude, are you gonna quit this time?’ I quit every, single time we film because 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. And I want to be home with the kids. I don’t mind here and there going to a dinner or whatever, but it’s just really hard on me to leave the kids and film the show.”
Another reason Snooki is leaving the show is because of the drama. She says she wants to come off as a good person, but the show’s drama overshadows that. And leaving her kids to film drama ain’t worth it.
“For me, I don’t want that and I’m not leaving my kids days on end to film this show when that’s the result of it,” she said. “I just don’t like the turnout of it, and I don’t like the person I’m being portrayed as. This is getting a little too much. At 32 years old, and with three kids, if I’m doing a reality show, I just want it to be fun and light-hearted. And lately, it’s not like that and the show is getting so dramatic and drama.”
Snooki also pointed out that she and her kids have been receiving death threats after what happened at Angelina Pivarnick’s wedding. Though the show is meant to be fun and light-hearted, Snooki says her experience has been “just a lot and not something I signed up for with this show.”
Snooki may be leaving the show but don’t count her all the way out of reality TV! The reality star says that this isn’t the end of her time on TV. “I’m not saying goodbye,” she said. “I just need to move on from the show because I don’t like the direction it’s going in when it comes to the drama and the cattiness.”
And now, Angelina is speaking up about Snooki’s departure, and said a familiar face should rejoin the cast!