Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi isn’t the first “Jersey Shore” star to wash up at “Dancing with the Stars.” Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino competed on the ABC reality show in Season 11 in 2010 with partner Karina Smirnoff.
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But Nicole told xfinityTV on Monday night that she doesn’t speak to him anymore.
“I haven’t talked to him in like two years,” she said. “He hasn’t talked to anybody. He’s just MIA.”
Sorrentino recently hit the headlines when the Associated Press claimed he blamed an injury he sustained on “DWTS” for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
But later, Sorrentino staunchly denied that, telling the Los Angeles Times: “I have never blamed ‘Dancing With the Stars’ for my injury and subsequent addiction. I knew the risks of participating in a dance competition and it was one of the best experiences of my life.”
The Situation, who was eliminated from “DWTS” on Week 4, went to rehab to conquer his painkiller addiction in 2012.
For her part, Snooki is finding the toughest part of the DWTS experience is the scoring. Despite what looked like a solid dance on Monday night, she only received a score of 20 for her rumba with partner Sasha Farber.
“I wasn’t expecting those scores so it was definitely upsetting to me,” Snooki sighed to xfinityTV backstage. “It was discouraging. I just want to go home now.
“But it felt beautiful.”
And the mom of a one-year-old son added, “Just seeing everybody’s dances and everybody’s reactions is totally worth it.”
“Dancing with the Stars” airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.