SnookiFor weeks there have be murmurings that Snooki, aka Nicole Polizzi, is pregnant. Today the rumors reach dull-roar level, and it's all but been confirmed that the meatball of Jersey Shore is indeed with child.

The New York Post reported the news earlier today, and tonight E! confirmed that report. Snooki herself hasn't spoken out, but word has it that she's three or four months along, and the only reason she denied previous suspicion that she was pregnant, is because she didn't want to jinx it.

Lord, help us all.

But wait, maybe it's not such a bad thing.

Yes, the thought of anyone who has smooshed on that disgusting smoosh room bed reproducing is cringe-inducing. And it is certainly difficult to see past her crotch-flashing, no-hand-washing, peeing-her pants-on-the-dance-floor, sleazy ways. However, baby's well being aside, I can see several reasons her pregnancy will be a good thing for her,  her cast mates, and fans of Jersey Shore:

1. It means Mike, "The Situation," Sorrentino loses. This whole season of Jersey Shore he's been hanging the fact that he and Snooki hooked up while she was dating Jionni over her head. He's teased and threatened and generally delighted in this bomb he's going to drop (likely in tomorrow night's episode).

A pregnant Snooki, however, means his big bomb wasn't so big at all and did nothing to break up Snooki and Jionni's relationship like he so obviously thought he could. Ha -- that' s a good thing for those of us fans who can't stand him.

More from The Stir: Snooki & Vinny Are a Skanky Version of Ross & Rachel

2. She will pave the way to the real world (lower case "r" and "w"). Watching the gang and their drunken ways for all of these years, it's hard to picture them ever doing anything else in life besides GTL and finding people who are DTF. Seeing Snooki actually become a mom could perhaps show them that there is life beyond Karma and acronyms.

3. JWOWW and Snooki's spin-off just got more interesting. While the two of them starring in their own show was mildly intriguing, seeing Snooki dealing with pregnancy is must-see TV.

4. It will end Jersey Shore once and for all. This season has provided a few laughs, but for the most part, it's been a painful regurgitation of sex, booze, and bad behavior with a crowd that's just getting way too old for it. Snooki has made the show what it is, and without her there living in the shore house the show really couldn't go on. If for no other reason than this, please let her really be pregnant.

Do you think Snooki being pregnant is a good thing for her and the other cast mates?


Image via ChicagoPhotoShop/Flickr