Star family ... Nicole Polizzi, Jionni LaValle and baby Lorenzo in <i>People</i>.

Star family ... Nicole Polizzi, Jionni LaValle and baby Lorenzo in People.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will show off her son Lorenzo in the upcoming issue of People magazine, on sale in America on Friday. 

The cover shot, which shows the grinning Jersey Shore star holding her snoozing baby - who is wearing bootees featuring the Italian flag in diamantes - was taken six days after the birth.

When I got pregnant, everything changed. The partying is long gone, I'm a new person 

Since Lorenzo's arrival, Polizzi has often tweeted about her new role as a parent with fiance Jionni LaValle, writing, "Being a mom is an amazing feeling!!!" and "I love my little man to death! Jionni is such a cute dad."

Newborn joy ... Nicole Polizzi and her son Lorenzo on the cover of <i>People</i> magazine.

The People cover.

And the reality star told the magazine, "It's a different kind of love that I never felt before."

People also revealed that the labour lasted 24 hours - but that the couple had little trouble naming their son.

"We were going back and forth, and I just happened to think of Lorenzo," LaValle, 25, said. "She loved it."

As for the baby's middle name, Dominic? That's for Polizzi's uncle, who has passed away.

MTV recently announced that the recently filmed series of Jersey Shore would be the last. While Polizzi will still appear on spin-off show Snooki & JWOWW, she says it will be a different show altogether.

"When I got pregnant, everything changed," she said. "The partying is long gone. I'm a new person."

This is the first proper glimpse the public will have of the baby and the couple's family life. Polizzi tweeted - then deleted - images of the nursery after the birth, and hasn't revealed any images of the baby.

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