We’ve got a new meatball in the Jersey Shore Family! Snooki and husband Jionni LaValle welcomed a son early this morning around 2:30 AM. Joining older siblings Giovanna Marie (4 1/2) and Lorenzo Dominic (6 1/2), it was no surprise the couple would choose another Italian name for the newest addition: Angelo James Lavalle.
Snooki had actually revealed their using of the name Angelo on Instagram back in April alongside her baby bump updates.
“So thrilled to welcome baby Angelo into our little family! He is so sweet and a spitting image of Lorenzo as a baby,” Polizzi told PEOPLE in an interview earlier today. “Jionni and I can’t wait to see how being outnumbered turns out!”
After a particularly hard pregnancy that included “vomiting episodes” and struggling to conceive, Polizzi says she will take a few days off but will be eager to jump back into work. She now runs The Snooki Shop in Madison New Jersey, hosts MTV’s How Far is Tattoo Far, and continues to star on the Jersey Shore re-boot, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.
Best friend and co-star Jenni Farley commented “Perfect Little Angelo” on the Instagram post announcing Angelo’s birth, along with the rest of the cast chiming in to congratulate Nicole. During the first season of the reboot, Snooki and JWoww took a “mommy break” to visit their kids while later on, co-star Deena Cortese became pregnant and only appeared a few times on Season 2. This marks the eighth baby among the Jersey Shore crew… I’m thinking the next season of Family Vacation should include the whole gang, what do you think?