RadarOnline reports:

"The pint-sized reality star and her boyfriend of a year, Jionni LaValle, are expecting their first child, reveals the upcoming issue of Star. 'She is pregnant and has only told her closest friends and some family,' an insider said. Never one to keep her mouth shut, the 24-year-old can't resist hinting publicly at her baby joy, explained the source: 'She's been telling people that she has a big announcement coming'."

Given she's lost in the region of two stone recently (the amount of weight a mother usually puts on while pregnant), one can assume this babog was arranged. Yes, my festering cynicism even stretches to the unborn, ladies and gennulmen.

Congratulations Snooki and boyfriend, looking forward to seeing the baby photos/scans in Star magazine over the coming months.