“Jersey Shore” showed off its newest cast member Thursday night. While you might have gotten a sneak peek of Lorenzo Dominic LaValle in People magazine, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s little bundle of joy made his television debut on MTV’s “After Hours.” An “emotional Snooki expressed the sheer happiness she feels at becoming a new mother.
So now that the little man is out in the open (and MVP is back together), Lorenzo might be ready to hit the party — we mean play — scene. MTV News spoke to Garrett Williams of Gymboree Play and Music in New York City to advise Lorenzo on how to establish a friendship and where he could set up a fun play date while staying true to his “Shore” roots.
With so many celebrity daughters running around, we didn’t think it would be hard for Lorenzo to find the perfect pal. Here are some of our choices:
Blue Ivy Carter
Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s princess might be a lofty first date for Lorenzo but both he and Blue Ivy hail from New York. “He might play it cool by just casting the ladies a few glances, or if he’s feeling adventurous, reaching out a hand to grab at their clothing or even hair! (Often, displays of affection between children that young resemble rugby more than courtship),” Williams wrote in an email. While daddy Carter might take issue with the rough-housing, we suggested Lorenzo get in his good books by taking his daughter to Brooklyn’s Grimaldi’s Pizza. If Blue Ivy is anything like her father, she’ll love the sentiment.
Penelope Scotland Disick
Kourtney Kardashian’s new daughter has a lot in common with Lorenzo as both their families are reality television royalty. But, knowing Penelope’s strict mother, bonding over hot dogs is out, so she might be better suited for snow cones on the boardwalk as the kids swap stories about the craziest antics their families have pulled. That’s one conversation we’d love to hear.
Maxwell Drew Johnson
Fun and outrageous would best describe the play date between Lorenzo and Jessica Simpson’s Maxwell. We can just imagine the two kids running amok on Seaside — exploring a fun house, playing games, but if their energy drops, there might be another option. “Dylan’s Candy Bar on Third Avenue is always a big hit with kids,” Williams suggested. Lorenzo might have to brush up on his football, if Maxwell’s pop decides to be the escort.
Now, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ daughter might be a bit old for Lorenzo, but age is but a number when it comes to play dates. Suri, who recently moved to New York with her mother, has been snapped at FAO Schwartz in the past. If that’s a little too high-end for Lorenzo’s tastes, “the Toys ‘R’ Us in Times Square has a Ferris wheel, which ties in nicely with Lorenzo’s boardwalk heritage,” Williams said.
We know, this is an odd pairing, but opposites attract. Lorenzo will have to work hard to win over Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s worldly and cultured Vivienne. “Around Central Park, carriage rides are always popular and romantic,” Williams suggested, adding, “although Vivienne might take issue with the treatment of the horses.” But the best play date, Williams said, would be stopping by Gymboree for one of their “play and learn” classes.
Wherever he tries to go and whomever he chooses to join, we know one thing: Lorenzo Dominic LaValle is ready to play.
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