March 7th, 2012
08:30 AM ET
Aside from what we've seen of him on "Jersey Shore," not much is known about Jionni LaValle, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's boyfriend/possible fiance/possible father of her rumored child.
And that seems to be by design, as a number of observers say that LaValle isn't interested in riding the "Jersey Shore" fame wave.
The couple started dating in 2010, and Snooki told People magazine at the time that LaValle spotted a snapshot of himself in a celebrity magazine and "freaked out." She recalled that he told her, "'I don't want to be in that world,' because he's trying to be a teacher and, you know, he just wants to be with me."
MTV points out that the guy's so uninterested in attention that he and Snooki have even practiced having surreptitious sex, so none of the "Shore" cast would notice when they're, er, "smushing."
And about his career goals: While Snooki's current job seems to be taping reality shows - she has a new one with friend Jenni "JWoww" Farley in production at the moment - her man is more interested in educating others. Snooki told Jay Leno last year that LaValle coaches kids wrestling, and aspires to be a gym teacher.
But while Snooki has shared these revelations via Twitter, she's stayed quiet on the rumors that she's not only expecting her first child, she's also engaged (her rep has been similarly silent). She has been spotted out and about with a sizable bauble on her finger though, making some think that the rock is her engagement ring.
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