Jersey Shore‘s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has a baby bump? Oh wait, no, that’s just mommy-to-be Melissa Rycroft, 27, in her Snooki Halloween costume. Melissa dressed up as the Snooks while her husband Tye Strickland, 29, did DJ Pauly D at the Dream Hollywood event in Santa Monica, CA, on Saturday (Oct. 30).
Melissa, who recently found out that she’s expecting a baby girl, can’t wait to be a mom, but she also plans on keeping her career moving forward after she gives birth. “I definitely want to be a working mom,” Melissa tells HollyBaby.com. “I know millions of women do it, and it’s going to be hard but it’s going to be doable.”
“We balance our lives with the media pretty well right now because we live in Dallas,” Melissa adds. “We don’t live around the chaos that is paparazzi in LA and New York. Obviously, when I work, it’s going to be the three of us that kind of go out and work for a little bit and come back.”
“I’m OK with [Melissa being a working mom],” says Tye. “She’s a smart girl too, and we’re keeping our priorities straight. And obviously work comes about fourth on our priority list, it’s just the way it’ll always be and it won’t ever change. We’re smart, and we help each other out a lot. I have a company in Dallas, and she has a career in LA and New York or wherever else they fly her. So it’s more just teamwork. We help each other out, and it’s just going to be that much more important whenever the baby comes along that we keep that priority.”