02/29/2012 at 09:50 AM EST
Though earlier this month she denied pregnancy rumors, reports say Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
is, in fact, expecting her first child, sources tell the New York Post
The Jersey Shore
star is roughly three months pregnant, and the baby's father is her boyfriend, Jionni LaValle, according to the paper, which also notes that as recently as Feb. 2, the diminutive reality star went on ABC's Good Morning America
and shot down stories about her being in a family way.
"I definitely do want kids, but I'm not pregnant," Snooki, 25, told Lara Spencer. "Being pregnant should be a real thing and a happy thing, and I'm not."
While the Post
's source suggests Snooki is trying to parlay the pregnancy into lucrative marketing deals, it remains unclear how or if her condition will factor into Jersey Shore
or a recently announced spinoff show starring Snooki and Jenni "JWoww" Farley.
A rep for MTV tells PEOPLE: ""Nicole and Jenni began filming last week and moved into their new digs with animal print furniture in tow. Things are going great thus far," while Polizzi's rep, asked about the New York Post
story, told PEOPLE, "No comment."
Additional reporting by LESLEY MESSER