Snooki Confirms Pregnancy, Engagement to US Weekly 29529

The reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has confirmed to US Weekly magazine that she is indeed both pregnant and engaged, putting to rest rumors and speculation that widely circulated across the internet in recent weeks.  Polizzi, 24, is reportedly 15 weeks into her pregnancy, and is engaged to boyfriend Jionni LaValle.

Polizzi and LaValle told the magazine they know they are being watched and judged because of their past antics.  "I have different priorities now," Polizzi said. "I don't care what anybody else thinks. As long as I know I'm ready and he's ready."

Adds LaValle: "We are not going to screw this up."

Image: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, via Helga Esteb /