Credit: Photo via Snooki's Twitter Photo: Jionni LaValle Treats His Lady

On the latest episode of Jersey Shore (January 27, 2011) in which Vinny brings home a pretty hot guidette named Gina to snuggle up with until a crew of said guidette's relatives come to rescue her from the Meatball Lair, one of them appears to be none other than Snooki's current boyfriend, Jionni LaValle. (We're not genealogists, but it seems like every guido/guidette on this show has a lookalike running around.) So does this mean that Snooks met Jionni while filming? Did MTV make this match made in heaven? Snooki was not outside when "Jionni" showed up in this episode with his relatives to save Gina from Vinny's "charms," but maybe they met up again later while filming and... the rest is history.

If you're doubting our eyesight, Jionni LaValle is Facebook friends with Gina Marie (her last name could be LaValle, so duh, she's keepin' it private, but you have to log in to Facebook to see that link), which means Jionni is either related to Gina or just a close enough friend to want to save her from the grenade whistle.

See video of Jionni's cameo here and below! And then tell us whether you think it's really Jionni!

Credit: Photo courtesy of MTV © and TM MTV Networks Photo: Jionni LaValle on Jersey Shore, Season 3, Episode 5
Credit: Photo courtesy of MTV © and TM MTV Networks Photo: Jionni LaValle Appears on Jersey Shore, Season 3, Episode 5