“She’s not babysitting privately,” the expectant reality star, 36, exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, April 21, while promoting her husband’s work with Banyan Treatment Centers as a recovery speaker. “I would probably let Vinny [Guadagnino] and never Angelina. Oh, my God.”
The Dancing With the Stars alum, 38, chimed in, “Yeah, no, those are probably the two that I would least likely want to babysit. I would, obviously, eventually let Vinny do it.”
The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation stars announced in November 2020 that they’re expecting their first child, a baby boy. Their costar Deena Cortese shared her pregnancy news one month prior, and Lauren thinks that their kids’ playdates will be “so cute.”
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley already have children and have given the future parents “the best advice.” Lauren called them “super moms,” noting that she isn’t sure which of their MTV “nieces and nephews” will have the closest bond with their son.
“We are all so close,” the mom-to-be explained to Us. “We actually practically speak every day about everything in a group chat. They’re friends that have turned into family. I think eventually there might even be a show when these kids turn 18 because that’s how close we are. We really do see each other at family events, and they always share advice about becoming parents. It’s really amazing to have close friends like that.”
While the MTV personalities prepare for their infant’s arrival, they already have their hands full with their recovery speaking tours with Banyan Treatment. “It’s one of the most rewarding work that we’ve ever done,” Mike, who is five years sober, told Us on Wednesday. “We usually go to the treatment centers, we visit them, we tour them and we speak to the clients and share our experience.”
Lauren called this their “life’s work,” gushing, “It makes you feel complete as a person. We’re definitely doing it long-term.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi