Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi announced last week that she is retiring from the “Jersey Shore” reality TV series and said that the decision was partially because she wants to spend time with her family, but also in part because the drama surrounding the show has become too much.
Now, according to HollywoodLife.com, it appears we have more specifics on the drama she was referencing.
“Nicole felt the show was heading in a direction that she wasn’t happy with so she left the show,” a source told the outlet. “She did not like how everything played out after Angelina [Pivarnick’s] wedding and feels she’s being painted unfairly.”
Polizzi made it clear that a big reason for her departure is her family. She just had her third child six months ago, bringing the family to five: Lorenzo, 7, Giovanna, 5, and Angelo, 6 months, and her husband Jionni LaValle.
“The main reason [I quit the show] is really….I just can’t do it anymore. Literally, leaving my kids to film it is really hard on me. I try and quit every single day. I just hate being away from the kids,” Polizzi announced on the Dec. 6 episode of her podcast, “It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey.”
“I don’t like partying three days in a row. It’s just not my life anymore. I want to be home with the kid. It’s just really hard for me to leave the kids and film the show,” she said.
“Our show, ‘Jersey Shore,’ is about family and making fun of each other and having a good time and laughing and just knowing that it’s all in good fun,” she continued. “Lately, everything is so serious. It’s not about a team anymore. Fans are against one another when it comes to a cast member. I don’t want that. I’m not leaving my kids for days on end to film this show when that’s the result of it. I don’t like the turnout of it. I don’t like the person I’m portrayed as. It’s getting to be a little too much.”