After a week of rumors and speculation, “Jersey Shore” star Snooki confirmed on Wednesday that she was pregnant and engaged to Jionni LaValle. The ladies of “The Talk” (weekdays on CBS) reacted to the surprising news, discussed how it might impact her spinoff reality show and debated whether she was mature enough to handle the new responsibility.
Julie Chen suggested that the presence of reality show cameras could influence Snooki to change her hard-partying ways. “Maybe it’s good that she has this reality show, because that’s what’s going to police her into not drinking, because it’s all going to be caught on tape,” she speculated.
Sheryl Underwood joked that Snooki might not change her lifestyle after all. “She’ll just do it with her baby on her hip like the rest of us do in America,” she quipped, before taking a more serious tone. “I kind of look forward to this evolving her.”
And while many commentators have compared Snooki’s situation to her MTV counterparts on “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom 2,” Chen drew another reality parallel. “We all watched Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton when they were on ‘The Simple Life,’ and [Richie] is a great mom, she really matured, so I’m hopeful.”