Is Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi really going to be a mom? Apparently so, according to a new report from TMZ that claims the "Jersey Shore" star kept quiet about her pregnancy because she wanted to wait until after the first trimester.

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The NY Post claims Snooki, who is about three months along, wants to cash in on the big news and has already brokered a deal to be on the cover of US Weekly after shopping the story around to several tabloid magazines.

Sources say the 24-year-old knew she was pregnant during a Feb. 1 Sirius/XM radio interview, but denied she was with child when the paparazzi asked her about it, saying, "Why are people calling me fat... so rude!"

The MTV star told "Extra" in a January interview at The Grove, "I'm not pregnant, but I definitely do want kids in the future, but I'm not pregnant right now."

The father is reportedly Snooki's boyfriend, Jionni LaValle.

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