Snooki is pregnant with her and boyfriend Jionni LaValle‘s first baby!

The 24-year-old Jersey Shore star (real name Nicole Polizzi) is hoping to turn the pregnancy into moneymaking marketing deals, according to the New York Post.

Earlier this month, Snooki shot down Star magazine claims that she was expecting. “Does that mean they’re calling me fat?” she asked while talking with Opie and Anthony on Feb. 1. “That means that I have a belly then.”

Snooki has always said she dreamed of being a mom one day. “I want two, a boy and a girl,” she told me in August 2010. “I’m going to name them Isabella and Frankie.”