Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Welcomes Daughter Giovanna Marie

09/26/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

Snooki Welcomes Second Child Daughter Steven Bergman/AFF-USA

Snooki’s little lady has arrived!

Former Jersey Shore star Nicole Polizzi and fiancé Jionni LaValle welcomed their second child, daughter Giovanna Marie, at 4:28 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“So happy to let you know we had our beautiful daughter this morning Giovanna Marie LaValle. 6.7 lbs, full head of black hair & perfect,” she announced via Twitter.

When Polizzi — who is already mom to 2-year-old son Lorenzo Dominic — got the news she was expecting a girl, the reality star paired up with costar Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley to plan out their mini-me’s friendship.

“They f—ing better [get along],” Farley, told PEOPLE before giving birth to daughter Meilani Alexandra in July. “They’re basically cousins. There’s no option. You’re sisters.”

And Polizzi, 26, couldn’t agree more.

“Me and Jenni see each other almost every single day,” she says. “I just feel like our kids are bound to be best friends and hang out all the time. They’re going to grow up and be like cousins. They’ll like each other, I hope.”


— Emily Strohm with reporting by Kristin Boehm

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Brooke on

I just had this feeling she was going to go with Giovanna or Gia,….Very cute name

Carrie M on

That’s my mother’s name! Good Italian name!

Phyllis on

Congrats, can’t wait to see some pictures…

bkable on

Not my cup of tea but definitely goes well with the Italian theme and VERY cute!!

neb1997 on

Poor kids.

Staycee on

neb1997 You’re such a grouchy dick.

Marilyn on

I think everyone who is expecting a baby this year will have their baby before Mila and Ashton, LOL.

Congrats. I like the name.

dawn on

Love the name!

heather on

Awe, good for them! I’m sure she is beautiful!

GodZilla on

So happy for her, her little boy is just adorable!!

Anonymous on

Awe so happy for her. Glad she grew up. Looks like she’s a great mom

tiff on

Sounds like an old Italian name, not a diss btw. Hope they call her Gia for short, very pretty.

Stephanie on

Obnoxious name.

Jan on

Poor kids….never liked her, never will.

Luisita on

Stephanie, Go crawl under a rock… preferably, an obnoxious rock. Congratulations to Giovanna and her family.

Shea on

I actually like the name, not really a snooki fan, but hats off to her for not naming her child something stupid. Congrats on the new arrival!

Cathy on

My grandma’s name was Giovaninna. I always thought it was beautiful. Cute name for her baby.

bb on

I have to say, Snooki is one of my favorite baby-naming celebs. Love the names, fits with her fiancé’s heritage. I like a nod to tradition🙂

J on

For those of you complaining…

“We planned to have a second child before our wedding, and will indeed still be getting married in the fall of 2014,” she previously said. “We are a committed family that will raise our children to be the best they can be and given them the best life we can give them.” – Snooki

Smiles on

Congrats to the family!

charlotte on

Congratulations on the new addition!

Guest on

So happy for them! I love little Lorenzo. I bet their daughter is just as cute. It’s nice to see people turn their lives around. I wish them the best.

Juli on

I love how Nicole and her fiancé embrace their Italian roots and honor them in their children’s names. Giovanna is an adorable name, classic, timeless and so girly, and it flows gorgeously when paired up with Marie as a middle name. Congratulations to the LaValle family on their new arrival, I’m sure baby Giovanna is a beauty!

Suzi on

Adorable!

JUDY on

POOR KID. TWO DEADBEAT PARENTS.

fiona on

congrats to snooki and the family!

B on

I don’t know her, but I’m proud of her.
She’s become a pretty cool person and seems to be a wonderful mother – very happy for them!
And as I talk about on my blog, it’s so very important that women support one another – especially in motherhood.
Nicole has definitely grown up and deserves to be recognized used for that!
MB

VERONICA on

I HATE THE NAME “GIOVANNA” SHE SHOULD HAVE NAMED HER “GIA” OR “JIONNA” IF SHE WANTED TO NAME HER AFTER JIONNI & “MARIE” AS A MIDDLE NAME BECAUSE MARIE IS USED SO MUCH AS A COMMON MIDDLE NAME BUT I BET HER DAUGHTER IS JUST SO ADORABLE AS HER SON….CONGRATS TO HER FAM. & I LOVE SNOOKI & HAPPY SHE HAS A BEAUTIFUL LIL FAMILY NOW!!!!

Lunabell on

Love the name!!

Lisa on

Congrats to Nicole,Jionni and Lorenzo! All 4 of them will look exactly alike! How cute!! An absolutely adorable family! So happy she had a girl!!! Can’t wait to see Giovanna’s picture!!! Lots of Luck!!

Lacey on

Jionna would have been a better choice.

Alicia on

So are they cousins or sisters? LOL

valeskas on

I am happy for the little family, I must say Snooki, really got her stuff together. I would have never thought that a few years ago.

Marky on

Nicole has turned into a better mom than most of you criticizing her. She was a din-dong before she met Jionni and got pregnant. She got her stuff together, and has approached life in a better way than many have who find themselves in the same circumstances. She has stuck with Jionni, and she has cleaned up her own appearance, taken good care of her son, and stopped the non-stop partying. I might have thought it wonderful for her to marry first, but I’m not as hard-nosed as some about that. She’s planning to marry soon and they stayed together longer than Amber and Wiz, a couple many of you thought was fabulous! (whatever) LOVE the name, and hope they call her Gia Marie. If she’s as cute as her brother, can’t wait to see her! And for the troll who said something about her being a dwarf from Chili?? Call my Korean daughter anything but my American daughter, and I will kick your @$$! She is MY daughter; I’m the one who wiped her butt, stayed by her bed all night when she had croup 100 times, taught her the ABCs, etc. She is OUR daughter, and she never thinks otherwise!!! Get over your snotty self. Congrats to Nicole and Jionni!!

L on

Congrats! I’m sure she’s just as adorable as her Lorenzo, love a good Italian name!

Mary on

Nice name, they can call her Gia. I’m sure she is a cutie.

Ava on

That is quite an Italian name…

janet697 on

congratulation for a long and happy life with you new daughter.

Varlarie on

Congregations to the family on the new addition!

mer on

Very pretty name – nothing crazy, yet quite special. Plus Marie is real classic.

Anonymous on

Heidi- Snooki may have been born in Chile, but she was raised in an Italian-American family (she was adopted). And even if she weren’t, Jionni is Italian and therefore the names are also honoring his heritage!

Marilyn- Given how private Mila and Ashton are (and the fact that they themselves never confirmed the pregnancy!), I wouldn’t be surprised if Baby Girl Kutcher is already here and they’re just keeping the news to themselves!🙂

Anyway, congrats to Nicole, Jionni, and Lorenzo!

angie on

Love the name, very happy for them!

Anonymous on

Damm I am very happy for you and happy bday Giovanna. Good thing that everything will be okay. I’m so happy for you guys and your two beautiful kids.❤️❤️🍼🍼👫

Brianne on

Congrats Nicole, Jionni and Lorenzo on your new addition! I’m sure Giovanna is precious!!!

Nally on

Love Nicole. Gook luck to her!

Anonymous on

Congratulations to them on the new addition!

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