Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi announced this Friday that she will be leaving ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ to have more time at home with her family.
Snooki revealed the news on the episode of her podcast, “It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey.”
“I love you so much, and don’t hate me for my decision,” she said. “I am retiring from ‘Jersey Shore.’ I am not coming back to ‘Jersey Shore’ for season 4 if there is one.”
“The main reason is really… I just can’t do it anymore. Literally, leaving my kids to film it is really, really hard on me,” Polizzi confessed. “I try and quit every single day. I quit every time we film because I just hate being away from the kids.”
Snooki has three children with husband Jionni Lavalle and shared her reasons of wanting to be more at home:
“I don’t like partying three days in a row. It’s just not my life anymore,” she explained. “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 for me to leave the kids and film the show.”
She also revealed that the show has way too much “drama” and is becoming “too serious” for her.
“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. I just don’t like the turnout of it, and I don’t like the person I’m being portrayed as,” Polizzi added. “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.”
For her, it’s all also about safety. She shared that her family has received “death threats, which is “not something I signed up for with this show.”
“I’m not saying goodbye…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.”