Snooki has found love.
With a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym in New Haven, Connecticut.
Anybody out there the slightest bit surprised with this development? Didn't think so. The "lucky" man is 21-year-old Emilio Masella, also known as Emilio Antonio.
“We met on Facebook over a year ago,” Masella tells People. “We started talking online again before the show even started airing and started hanging out again.”
A few days ago, Masella said he and Snooki, also known as Nicole Polizzi, began being "exclusive." “We have a lot in common,” he says. “Our features, I think."
"It’s really weird but we do [look alike]. It’s cute though!”
Just the word we would have chosen ...
Emilio Masella and Snooki: Made for each other.
In their spare time, the couple goes to parties and clubs for her official appearances, but, “When she’s not working, we watch movies and relax so she can be normal for once. … We wanted to go see Dear John but we didn’t have time!”
While he's fine with the amount of attention his famous girlfriend gets, he admits that “after awhile, it does get annoying, but it’s all right - it’s kind of expected.”
Despite all the fame and flashbulbs that surround Snooki, Masella says he likes her for who she is, not the "character" portrayed on the MTV show Jersey Shore.
“Honestly, I think that what they show on the show, that’s not really her,” he says. “She’s actually really sweet and down-to-earth. It doesn’t show her other side.”
“She really just speaks what on her mind. She tells it how it is, which is nice. She likes me for me. A lot of girls hit on me for how I look, but she got to know me.”
Emilio Masella also says that while he’s just now begun calling her his “girlfriend,” he’s already met her parents and may even appear on Season 2 of Jersey Shore.