Well, I supposed this is as good a confirmation as any that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is indeed engaged to her boyfriend of eighteen months, Jionni LaValle. Snooks and Jenni “J-Woww” Farley were rolling film on their new MTV spinoff show yesterday while en route to take J-Woww’s little toy dogs (that’s Lean Cuisine walking Snooki) to doggie daycare. On the way, Snooki flashed her shiny new engagement ring in the direction of photographers, but WENN says that she removed the ring after dropping the pups off. No matter, for her mission was accomplished. Can we get a closeup or two, please?
Not bad, right? I’m really bad at eyeballing the size of diamonds (especially when there are several little stones as well as a larger one involved), but that’s gotta be at least a few carats of rock on that orange hand. People says that Jionni picked it out, and I’m assuming that means he paid for the ring as well:
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi demanded a big engagement ring – but is that what she got?
A few hours after PEOPLE broke the news of her engagement, the pregnant Jersey Shore star – who just said “yes” to a proposal from Jionni LaValle – was photographed wearing some fancy ring-finger bling that a source tells PEOPLE LaValle picked out himself.
“He knows it should be big, ’cause if it’s small I’m saying no, like, ‘Get another ring!’ “Polizzi, 24, told PEOPLE in January, prior to her engagement.
Sporting long, straight dark hair with thick burgundy undertones, the pint-sized reality princess accompanied BFF Jenni “JWoww” Farley, as the two gals took their dogs to the K9dergarten, while they filmed their spinoff in Jersey City, N.J.
An onlooker says Polizzi eventually removed the flashy jewelry as the day of shooting progressed.
Now here’s a relevant question: Are these real diamonds, and if so, how on earth did Jionni afford such a ring? He’s not pulling in the big reality show money like Snooki (who made $100,000 per episode shooting the last two seasons of “Jersey Shore”). Although Snooki has made reference to Jionni having a job, it’s probably just a part time gig because he’s also currently studying for his teaching degree as well. Maybe MTV contributed some money for the ring, or maybe Jionni’s been saving up for awhile, but I kind of doubt that Snooki would notice if he bought her cubic zirconia instead of diamonds. She just wanted something big and blingy.
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