"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is expecting baby No. 2.


Jionni LaValle (L) and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old reality star says in an interview Friday with Us Weekly: "I'm due in the fall around my wedding time. Busy year!" The pregnancy was confirmed by her publicist.

Polizzi and her fiance, Jionni LaValle are not planning on postponing their wedding.

"We've waited long enough and cannot wait,"  she told the magazine. Her wedding is expected to be taped for her MTV show, "Snooki & J-Woww" in Garfield.

In a separate post on her website she takes on media that reported her pregnancy early and her critics.

"We want to make sure our testing is good and when we feel, as parents, is right to say we are expecting, that’s when we do so! Be sure that when I’m expecting my third child, I will not tell a soul for the privacy and protection of my family," she wrote.

It's no coincidence that she and Jennifer "J-Woww" Farley are pregnant at the same time and tells Us Weekly it is "absurd and disgusting" for anyone to think she is trying to "outshine" her best friend.  Jenni and I always talked about being pregnant together," Snooki tells Us. "I'm so excited to go through this experience with my best friend!"

Polizzi and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, are the parents of a 19-month-old son, Lorenzo.


The Associated Press contributed to this report