Deena Cortese thinks Snooki is 'going to be a great mom'

deena-gi.jpgThe world momentarily shook when it was announced that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is expecting. But according to her "Jersey Shore" cohort Deena Cortese, the little woman with a big mouth is going to be a superlative mother.

"I think Nicole is going to be a great mom," Cortese says on Ryan Seacrest's L.A.-based morning show. "She's a very genuine person and her heart's always in the right place. She always puts people before her."

Cortese says that her tanning/drinking buddy was always looking to settle down.

"This has been her dream - getting married, having kids," she says. "She's really happy and I'm really happy for her. She's going to love that little meatball."

Polizzi and Jionni LaValle announced on March 7 that they are not only expecting but also engaged. They sealed the deal with a $55,000 ring for the diminutive Jersey girl.

As for what the future holds for the BFFs, Cortese realizes that things are bound to change.

"I'm going to miss my little partner-in-crime," she says.

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