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OTRC: Snooki pregnant with 2nd child, responds to critics

Nicole 'Snooki Polizzi appears in a photo posted on her Instagram page on April 3, 2014, a day before she announced she is pregnant with her second child. / Nicole 'Snooki Polizzi appears with son Lorenzo and fiance Jionni LaValle at the Italy pavillion at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World on Sept. 27, 2013. (instagram.com/p/mU8zeZBjt0/ instagram.com/snookinic / Matt Stroshane / Startraksphoto.com)

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has announced that she is pregnant with her second child -- and she also has a lot to say to her haters.

The 26-year-old "Jersey Shore" alum and "Snooki & JWoww" star confirmed the news on her Celebuzz blog on Friday, April 4 (warning - contains explicit language). Snooki, who is both celebrated and hated due to her on-air antics and outspoken personality, and also took the opportunity to defend herself from people who have voiced criticism that she had yet to marry her fiance, her children's father, that both she and co-star JWoww are both expecting and even the fact that she is a mother in general.

"Jionni and I are so excited to confirm that we are expecting our second child!" she wrote. "Now knowing that our test results are good and our baby is healthy, we can finally talk about it!"

She and fiance Jionni LaValle have been engaged since late 2012. They are parents to a 1-year-old son, Lorenzo. Snooki says they plan to wed this fall.

Snooki: "I'm a momma bear and I will stick up for my family until the day I die"

"I've read a lot of negativity concerning my second pregnancy, and I NEVER comment on what strangers think about my life, but when it concerns my family, something needs to be said. I'm a momma bear and I will stick up for my family until the day I die, and even after that. With announcing this pregnancy, I'm STILL getting hate for 'reproducing' and being a mother," Snooki said, adding: "With all the trouble in this world, you're asking God to help us because I'm expanding my family and happen to be an amazing mother to my children? Keep the 2012 jokes to yourself.

JWoww, another "Jersey Shore" alum whose real name is Jenni Farley, stars with Snooki on the MTV reality show "Snooki amp; JWOWW." She is currently pregnant with her first child, a girl.

"What really bothers me is how people think I got pregnant to be 'selfish' and take the 'shine' away from JWoww. Are you out of your minds?" Snooki wrote. "If you knew Jenni & I personally, you would know we always wanted to be pregnant together. I love Jenni like my big sister, she is everything to me, not fame."

"I've also seen how upset people are getting at the fact that Jionni and I aren't married yet," Snooki added. "I'm so glad you are all concerned about our life, but we are doing fine I assure you. We planned to have a second child before our wedding, and will indeed still be getting married in the fall of 2014. We are a committed family that will raise our children to be the best they can be and give them the best life we can give them. So please, enough with the rude marriage comments."

(Pictured above: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi appears in a photo posted on her Instagram page on April 3, 2014. / Snooki appears with son Lorenzo and fiance Jionni LaValle at the Italy pavillion at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Sept. 27, 2013. Credit: Matt Stroshane / Startraksphoto.com)

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