Jersey Shore: Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi breaks down into tears
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi broke down into tears as she quit the Jersey Shore on Thursday's season finale, ending more than a decade of filming reality shows with the crew.
The cast's beloved 'meatball', who'd become a mother of three since the first show in 2009, decided to exit on the season three finale of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation after delivering a roast-worthy speech which ruined Angelina Pivarnick's wedding.
Snooki had it after she and her friends Jenni 'JWoww' Farley, 34, and Deena Cortese, 33, were booed for their infamous speech at Angelina's reception.
A furious Angelina, 33, blamed her pals for 'ruining' her wedding, ordering the cameras to shut down, telling Deena to 'f*** off,' and leaving her girlfriends in floods of tears.
At one point, both Deena and Angelina both threatened to stop filming for the show.
Afterward, she broke down in a confessional as she realized this would be her last season filming.
'I just love my roomies,' Nicole said. 'Always. Jersey Shore is literally my life. Like, I never would have met my best friends. So the fact that it has to end like this for me really sucks.'
In a February media interview, Snooki confirmed she was leaving the show, saying, 'I don't want to leave my kids and go into a toxic environment where I'm upset all the time.'
Initially, Angelina's wedding had seemed like a fairytale, taking place at the deluxe Park Chateau Estate and Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
Her Jersey Shore girlfriends, who doubled as bridesmaids, admired her relationship with fiancé Chris Larangeira, 42, and cooed over every detail of the event.
They wrote their pal a gently mocking speech, and pulled no punches in accordance with Angelina's wishes, which she had clear made during her bachelorette weekend.
But at the wedding, Nicole, Jenni and Deena's funny lines—which called Angelina 'the trash to our bags, 'the lice to our hair,' and 'the dump to our island'—failed to come off.
The last line earned them resounding boos from the guests, most of whom were from Angelina's hometown of Staten Island, New York, which has a famously huge landfill.
Pauly wondered what would happen to their Jersey Shore family, which had been 'torn apart' by the horrible evening, which left everyone miserable in their own way.
'I think this is it,' Nicole said then, hinting at the announcement she would ultimately make a month later, on her podcast It's Happening with Snooki & Joey.
Deena looked at her old friend and replied, 'I just want to go home.'
'I don't go to people's weddings to destroy them,' Jenni added. 'I'm done.'
Angelina said the same thing as everyone left, and suggested she'd never film again.
'You know what they want? They want me to say, ''I forgive you'',' she told the cameras. 'I ain't doin' it. No way. Bye-bye.'