Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was photographed wearing what appears to be a diamond engagement ring.
The "Jersey Shore" star has yet to comment on the alleged engagement, but was spotted wearing the sparkling Princess cut diamond ring while running errands on March 5, pictures obtained by People magazine show. The reality star recently said she planned on marrying boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
"I know he's the one so I know the ring's gonna come soon," Polizzi told People magazine on January 12. "He knows it should be big, 'cause if it's small I'm saying no, like, 'Get another ring!'"
Polizzi and her best friend and "Jersey Shore" co-star Jenni "JWoww" Farley moved into a new home over the weekend, to film their spinoff series. LaValle was seen moving boxes into his reported fiancé's new digs.
The pint-sized star has not addressed the new rumors on Twitter, but wrote on March 4, "Doing work! Love you Jionni."
Polizzi has also been the target of recent pregnancy rumors. E! Online said on Wednesday, February 29 that the 24-year old is expecting her first baby, with boyfriend LaValle, and quoted an unnamed source as saying she is "three or four months along." The New York Post said that day that Snooki has been pregnant for "roughly three months" and has been shopping a story to celebrity magazines.
"We have no comment," Snooki's spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com, when asked about the matter.
The tabloid Star magazine reported several weeks ago that Snooki is expecting her first child. She denied the report on shows such as ABC's "Good Morning America" and "Live! With Kelly" and also told Fox411: "When I first heard it this morning, I thought everyone is thinking I'm fat or something," Like, am I gaining weight again? I'm not pregnant, so am I fat now? ...There's a lot of rumors."
The Star magazine article quoted an "insider" who said that the plot of her spin-off series with "Jersey Shore" co-star Jenni "JWoww" Farley was being reworked to accommodate the pregnancy. Snooki sparked further speculation when she Tweeted about her "cravings."
"Late night craving...yogurt hits the fricken spot ! Mmmmmm," Snooki wrote on January 24.
Snooki recently rang in the New Year in Las Vegas with LaValle. She said that she tried on a $500,000 engagement ring over the holidays, but her boyfriend made her take it off.
"Jersey Shore" depicts the lives of party-loving, self-proclaimed "Guidos and Guidettes" in New Jersey and contains censored swearing and sexual or scantily clad images. Polizzi is one of the show's breakout stars and reportedly earns $100,000 per episode.
The fifth season finale is set to air on March 15 at 10 p.m. ET and its reunion show will be broadcast a week later, on March 22, an MTV spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com. Filming on both has been completed.
The spin-off series starring Snooki and JWoww does not yet have a title or premiere date. The new show will follow the friends as they move in together.
MTV announced in April 2011 that they would also launch a spin-off following the life of "Jersey Shore" cast member "Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio. That series debuts on March 29.