NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi speaks onstage during the Under the Influence panel at Liberty Theater during 2016 Advertising Week New York on September 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York)

The 32-year-old breaks the news on “It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey,” the podcast she hosts with friend Joey Camasta. “There’s reasons why I’ve come to this decision,” she says in the Friday, December 6, episode, segueing into her announcement. “It’s definitely a hard decision.”

“OK, you guys, I love you so much, and don’t hate me for my decision, but I have to do what’s best for me at the moment, and I am retiring from Jersey Shore,” she said. “I am not coming back to Jersey Shore [Family Vacation] for a season 4, if there is one. And there’s a lot of reasons why, but the main reason is really … I’m just like, I just can’t do it anymore.”

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