Snooki is an international reality TV star – except for her children.

The mother of three hilariously shared during E! News’ Daily Pop on August 25 that her kids have no idea what she’s actually doing for a living. “Well, at the moment they think I’m an actress,” the MTV Cribs star announced today exclusively. “They think Jersey Shore is like ER, like a real script drama series. So I’m a little good. ‘Mom is an actress, she won a lot of Emmys and she’s killing it.'”

Snooki added, “But I feel like when you’re 18 I can say, ‘Okay kids, that was really mom and she was a mess.”

Fittingly, Snooki is hosting the new MTV comedy clip series Messyness with the actual former TV star. Tori spelling. “She is so relaxed. She’s not trying to be that classic 90s actress, ”enthused Snooki. “She’s a mess and she’s the perfect person for this show. I love working with her. I always wanted to be a host. I always wanted to be like” Oprahbut late at night. ”

Snooki also encourages their children Giovanna Marie LaValle, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle and Angelo James LaValle to find their own passions, hopefully outside of Hollywood.