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Snooki Reveals the Way She Found Out She Was Adopted!

Snooki Reveals the Way She Found Out She Was Adopted!

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is opening up about her adoption discovery.

The 30-year-old Jersey Shore star opened up in a YouTube vlog posted on Thursday (July 5).

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“I was adopted at six months from Santiago, Chile. And I was adopted by Helen and Andrew Polizzi. They flew all the way to Chile to come pick me up and they said right when they saw me they said I was like, ‘Mama, Dada!’ So it was meant to be, things just work out that way — it’s called fate,” she said.

“I was always meant to be with my adopted parents, which I don’t even – ew, I hate saying adoptive parents because they are my parents. It’s weird. Even though my nationality is Chilean, I grew up Italian. So when people say to me what’s your nationality I say, ‘I’m Chilean but I grew up Italian.’ I feel like I’m both,” she explained.

“Eventually, when I was 21, 22, I got my dad drunk and was like, ‘Dad, can you just tell me what went on? Why was I up for adoption?’ And basically, my birth parents had other siblings and they couldn’t afford me…I can’t even imagine putting up a child for adoption to give them a better life. That’s so amazing for them.”

“I couldn’t even imagine how they felt giving me up, but thank you for that.”

Watch her explain below!

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  • greppinwolf

    Good god is she dumb. Nationality is “American”, ethnically she may be “Chilean”, but mentally she’s just an “Idiot.” And she wasn’t raised “Italian” — “Italian-American” at best. Italians wouldn’t recognize the wannabe Italian-Americans claiming to be Italian.

  • Her Royal Bossness

    No, if she was born in Chile & still have Chilean citizenship, that would still be her nationality as well as American.

  • Bearbear

    She is a hot mess, to much done on her face and body.

  • Wendy

    I would want to know my siblings, but that is just me.

  • greppinwolf

    At the time of her birth, Chile did not allow dual citizenship (except with Spain.) Her adoptive parents would have processed her as an American citizen. If she went back to get her citizenship now (which she can do now that they allow it) she has to pay taxes both to the US and Chile (all citizens have to pay taxes in both of these countries on all income — not based on residency.) Any bets she’s paying double taxes?

  • cuzjcacjo

    yes, that’s just you. not everyone needs closure

  • cuzjcacjo

    yes, that’s just you. not everyone needs closure

  • Wendy

    lol why so hostile. Just stating an opinion, something we are all allowed. Calm down.