Getting to know Snooki's boyfriend, Jionni
March 7th, 2012
08:30 AM ET

Getting to know Snooki's boyfriend, Jionni

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.

He obviously has skills in the kitchen, as Snooki's tweeted about his pickle pancake-making prowess, and he also seems to get along with her family.

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.

Filed under: Celebrities • Jersey Shore • Snooki

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  1. situation pete

    I mean, the dude is gay, right? And the boys gym teacher fantasy-just proves it? Who agrees with me?

    March 9, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. jlac

    Since, for some of you who commented, aspiring to be a Teacher seems to be a "moronic" thing to do... I wonder how you got so intelligent? I mean, somewhere along the way, I assume some Teachers aided you in being able to form opinions and express yourselves, no? I am proud of Jionni... he could just sit back and ride Snooki's fame, but instead it seems he wants to make his existance count by doing something constructive with it. Shame more of us can't follow suit. Bravo, Jionni. And good luck to you both.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tom

    I agree with Milly. Being a physical education instructor teaches children about the importance of health, fitness, diet, physiology and induces self confidence, stable emotion, teamwork and other sociological oriented goals which is paramount to becoming a happy and productive adult.

    March 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. NAtty Y

    They are going to have one weird-colored baby.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Milly J

    Wow – I'm the daughter of a math teacher and finishing on my master's degree. How dumb are you people not to understand that this guy wants to teach children, which is quite a noble profession? All that bashing just proves how much you don't know about the hard job of teaching. He won't be a teacher without education and credentials, so give him a break. No teacher-bashing unless you truly understand it AND have the advanced education to go along with it.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. john

    His goal is to be a gym teacher. WOW setting the goals pretty high for this man. What a dumb moron. Poor kid wont stand a chance with two parents who have the brain of a housefly. Hope this poor child runs away from home as soon as it can walk.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kalster

    These are the last 2 people who should be having a child. If Jionni spent a little more time "figuring out" how to NOT get a girl pregnant, and less time waxing his eyebrows, everybody would be better off. Their relationship is volatile to begin with – how are going to be able to handle the stresses of raising a baby?

    March 7, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. Melissa


    March 7, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • nitrous

      They gave that up when they took $ for being filmed for people like you.

      March 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. derp

    "aspires to be a gym teacher"

    Wow, and I thought that whole conglomeration of retardedness known as "jersey shore" could not get any dumber.

    March 7, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • rednecks suck

      So true!! "Pickle-pancake making prowess." Sign me up, this one is a keeper.

      What tools. Both of them

      March 7, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. cnnlicksit

    I think the Jersey Shore has almost run its course. Soon (please god) they will fade away into obscurity and new fads will arise in american culture to take their place.

    March 7, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. lol

    It is not a very fancy ring. One nice stone and that is it? Does the band have the oooooo affect? What will she look like after she gains fifty pounds from bean pregnit? A big violet, jus orange, from willy

    March 7, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • booroo

      Learn how to spell if you are going to throw stones at someone else!!!

      March 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LoJenk

    March 7, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |

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