Snooki is packing her bags and leaving “Jersey Shore.”
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who rose to fame on the MTV reality series, announced on Friday she has quit the show’s reboot, “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.”
“You guys, I love you so much and don’t hate me for my decision, but I have to do what’s best for me at the moment,” the 32-year-old mother of three said on her podcast, “It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey.” “I am retiring from ‘Jersey Shore.’ I am not coming back for Season 4 if there is one.”
She went on to explain there were two reasons for her decision, the main one that she doesn’t like leaving her children so she can shoot the show.
“I just can’t do it anymore, leaving my kids to film. It is really, really hard on me. I quit every single time we film because I hate being away from the kids,” she said.
Snooki shares three young children — 7-year-old Lorenzo, 5-year-old Giovanna and 6-month-old Angelo — with her husband, Jionni LaValle.
The notorious former party girl also said she just can’t keep up with that lifestyle anymore.
“I don’t like partying three days in a row,” she admitted. “That’s not my life anymore.”
She also said the show had become too dramatic and “serious” for her.
“I don’t like the person I’m being portrayed as,” she said. “This is getting a little too much. At 32 years old and with three kids and if I’m doing a reality show I just want it to be fun and light-hearted, and just lately it’s not like that and the show is getting so dramatic.”
She added that she had no hard feelings toward MTV and hopes to work with the network again in the future.
“I’m not saying goodbye to reality TV,” she assured fans. “I just need to move on from the show.”
Snooki appeared on “Jersey Shore” from 2009 to 2012 and returned for “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” in 2018. She also starred on “Snooki & JWoww” with her “Jersey Shore” pal Jenni “JWoww” Farley from 2012 to 2015.