Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC Photo: Dancing With the Stars 2013: Snooki and Sasha Farber


There’s quite a distance between New Jersey and Los Angeles, and for Snooki, the former Jersey Shore star and current celeb on Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars, she’s made the decision to stay in Jersey to compete for the hit ABC show.

“She’s not going to relocate to L.A., she’s going to train in New Jersey,” a source close to Snooki revealed exclusively to Wetpaint Entertainment. “She’ll fly in for the competitions each week.”

It’s great that Snooks gets to stick with her family and friends at home — but we definitely hope she’s going to rack up some frequent flier miles! With her fiancé Jionni LaValle and baby Lorenzo at home, will they be making the weekly trek with her?

“Jionni of course will come,” the source said. “They’re not sure right now about the baby. It’s a long flight.”

Aww, Lorenzo might not get the chance to see the bright lights of L.A., but at least Jionni will be there to cheer her on — and to keep an eye on Snooki and her professional partner Sasha Farber. “She thinks Sasha is great,” the source continued. “They’ve really hit it off.”

And don’t forget about Snooki’s BFF JWOWW. She’ll definitely be there with Snooki to support her along the way. “Jenni for sure will come to the shows to support her,” the source said. “Jenni’s really excited for her.”

What do you think about Snooki’s decision to train in New Jersey? Are you going to be supporting her this season on DWTS? Hit the comments and let us know!

Reporting by Beth Sobol