Snooki, JWoww mirror on ‘controversial’ ‘Jersey Shore’ punch: We ‘wanted to guard her’

It’s been practically 15 years since Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was punched by a random bar patron whereas filming the primary season of “Jersey Shore.”

“I awoke and I felt like a sufferer,” Polizzi displays in an unique interview with Web page Six alongside co-star and BFF Jenni “JWoww” Farley, who chimes in, “You had been a sufferer.”

Within the fourth episode, an inexplicably irate man swings at a then-21-year-old Polizzi, knocking her to the bottom and prompting most of her castmates to retaliate — together with Farley. 

“I simply wanted to guard her that evening,” she says, acknowledging the crew’s collective response to the headline-making assault at Beachcomber Bar & Grill in Seaside Heights, N.J.

“It … was instinctual the place I hit the man again,” Farley provides.

Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi mirror on the latter’s headline-making punch from “Jersey Shore” Season 1.

Although the punch was infuriating, it supplied area for the unique solid — together with Polizzi, Farley, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Angelina Pivarnick, Mike “The State of affairs” Sorrentino, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro — to kind a good household bond that has lasted greater than a decade. 

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“That one was an enormous one for us,” Farley, now 37, says of the assault on Polizzi, now 35. “Grabbing her and bringing her to the lavatory, that’s after I was like, ‘I actually do love this lady’ — from that second on.”

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The solid — together with Farley — rallied round Polizzi and cared for her within the wake of the assault.

Recalling Farley’s visceral protection of her, Polizzi marvels, “It was so good.”

Even earlier than sustaining the blow, Polizzi had a sense that she and Farley would develop a sister-like connection throughout that first summer season filming the MTV actuality present. 

“I gravitated to her probably the most, although, out of all the women as a result of she was a badass and I beloved her power,” the Messy Mawma wine founder says. “So I used to be like, ‘I like her.’” 

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“That’s after I was like, ‘I actually do love this lady,’” Farley says of the incident.

Polizzi says her love for Farley was cemented when the latter agreed to skip her regular “G.T.L.” routine — fitness center, tanning and laundry — to unpack the punch the following morning over margaritas. 

“I simply felt like I acquired beat up and I felt not OK, so I used to be similar to, ‘OK, it’s {the summertime}. Jenni, will you simply go and get a margarita with me?’ And often, she would do G.T.L.,” Polizzi remembers. 

“She wouldn’t go to the boardwalk that early with me, however she acquired a drink with me. … It was loopy. Half my cheek was swollen. I regarded like a chipmunk.”

Nicole Snooki Polizzi and Jenni JWoww Farley
“I gravitated to her probably the most … out of all the women as a result of she was a badass and I beloved her power,” Polizzi gushes over Farley.

Nonetheless, Polizzi asserts she is “glad [she] acquired punched” as a result of it pressured the solid to develop nearer — although “on the time, it was terrifying.”

Farley tells us that MTV was keen to scrap the scene if Polizzi felt it was too painful to relive. 

“Initially, they weren’t even going to indicate it as a result of it was such a controversial topic of the time,” she says. “I beloved how MTV revered no matter choice you had been going to go along with.”

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Polizzi admits she’s “glad [she] acquired punched” as a result of it pressured the solid to develop nearer.
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Polizzi and Farley presently star collectively on MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Household Trip” reboot.
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Polizzi — who now stars on the “Jersey Shore: Household Trip” reboot with Farley — ultimately gave higher-ups on the community the inexperienced mild. 

“They requested me if it was OK to be proven and I used to be like, ‘It’s positive. It occurred, no matter.’ I wished everybody to see what really went down,” she says.

“Additionally, I really feel like everybody wished to tune into the present due to that. They had been like, ‘Oh my God, this little lady acquired punched in a bar … for no motive. We kinda wish to see it.’”

“Jersey Shore: Household Trip” Season 6B premieres Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.