The latter, say an increasingly large circle of people around the celebrity couple.
They’ve been putting on a brave face for the cameras, but Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and her baby daddy Jionni LaValle are on the rocks, according to “Star” magazine.
The “Jersey Shore” star and her fiancé have appeared to be the perfect couple as they’ve hit the chat show circuit to promote her new reality show “Snooki & JWoww,” which has already been renewed for a second season. But sourcves have told the magazine that, the couple, who had a baby boy, Lorenzo, on August 24, are only together for fame.
“Snooki is desperate to stay famous,” a source told Star. “She can’t stand to be around Jionni. She’s only going to go through with the wedding for a million-dollar payday.”
Other reports say that Jionni is frustrated with Snooki for wanting to go out and party but she thinks he’s not shaping up and pulling his weight as a father.
“He refuses to even touch the baby and acts like he can’t hear Lorenzo screaming for attention,” the source says.
However, Jionni has defended himself by claiming “the only reason he’s laid off helping so much is to force her to do more.”
It certainly seems like trouble in paradise.