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Jersey Shore's Snooki 'Nicole' Polizzi tests positive for Covid-19, here's a look at her 'super scary' symptoms

She isolated herself from her husband Jionni LaValle and her three children as they tested negative
UPDATED FEB 15, 2021
'Jersey Shore' alum Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi tested positive for Covid-19 (Getty Images)
'Jersey Shore' alum Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi tested positive for Covid-19 (Getty Images)

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc all around the world. More than 100M people have contracted the deadly virus and the numbers are still going up every day. A lot of celebrities have also felt the wrath of the disease and the latest celebrity to join the bandwagon is reality TV star Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi.

The former ‘Jersey Shore’ star took to Instagram to announce that she tested positive for Covid-19 and gave details of her symptoms. In her post, Snooki revealed that the rest of her family — husband Jionni LaValle and her three children — have tested negative. She has isolated herself from the rest of her family to prevent the spread of the disease.


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Reality TV star Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi launches Snooki's Wild Cherry soda held at Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop on July 18, 2012, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

On Instagram, she wrote: “My symptoms started out as just a bad sinus cold. Headache, Stuffy nose & mild cough. Then I felt super tired and ended up napping all day which made me go get tested. Today I just feel groggy. I ended up losing my taste and smell last night. It’s fricken weird. I had a greasy cheese pizza & couldn’t taste a damn thing. WHAT A SIN.” 

Born in Santiago, Chile on November 23, 1987, as Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi, the American reality TV star is known for being one of the most famous cast members of the MTV reality show ‘Jersey Shore’. The reality program turned out to be a huge success for Snooki and took her popularity to a whole new level. However, she stirred a lot of controversies throughout her career.

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi attends the 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' Premiere Party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails on March 29, 2018, in West Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Early life and reality TV career

Snooki was adopted when she was just six months old and was raised by Italian-American parents. She received her nickname Snooki while studying in high-school. Her friends named her after Snookie, a male character in the movie ‘Save the Last Dance’. She started her professional acting career in 2009 with the TV series ‘Is She Really Going Out with Him?’ and featured in one of the episodes.

Meanwhile, in 2010, she got a chance to feature in the reality TV show ‘Jersey Shore’. Snooki became a star because of the show and earned a good amount of money. Since then, she has appeared on many shows such as ‘When I was 17’, ‘Snooki & Jwoww’, ‘Dancing with the Stars’, ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’.

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi in 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' (MTV)

Covid-19 diagnosis and symptoms

The 33-year-old reality TV star recently revealed that she contracted Covid-19 and has isolated herself from the rest of her family. She went on to give details of her symptoms, which started out mild but have since escalated to loss of taste and smell.

Headaches, stuffy nose and mild cough were some of the symptoms she felt initially. She started to feel really tired and ended up sleeping all day, which worried her and forced her to get tested. The actress tested positive for coronavirus and lost the sense of taste and smell afterward. 


The rest of her family tested negative and delivered her roses to celebrate Valentine’s Day. She also urged everyone to take precautions and following the guidelines issued by the government. She wrote: “Appreciate all of your concerns, but I am ok! Please stay safe everyone!”

The world has witnessed more than 109M cases and 2.4M deaths since March 2020. The US is reportedly the worst-affected nation with 28M infections while India comes second with 10.9M cases.