Jionni LaValle and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
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08/25/2012 at 11:00 PM EDT
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is about to become a mom.
The Jersey Shore
star, 24, is in labor, her reps confirm to PEOPLE.
"Yes, Nicole has gone into labor," reps said late Saturday night. "While we understand she has fans everywhere – hospitals now included – we ask that her privacy be respected moving forward. We'll all get to meet her Italian Stallion newborn soon enough."
The baby boy
, whom Polizzi has said she plans to name Lorenzo, will be the first child for the reality star and her fiancé Jionni LaValle
– Lesley Messer