The Jersey Shore star appears on Wednesday's Kocktails with Khloé

Updated February 02, 2016 04:30 PM
Courtesy FYI Network

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is opening up about a very personal topic on Wednesday’s Kocktails with Khloé.

The Jersey Shore star, who was born in Santiago, Chile and adopted by an Italian-American family when she was six months old, says she has been learning more about her birth family.

“I actually found out and I had like 10 other brothers and sisters. I guess they couldn’t afford me,” she says in a preview clip. “I haven’t met them yet … I’m definitely open to going there and meeting them.”

The star, who is mother to son Lorenzo, 3, and daughter Giovanna, 16 months, says being a parent has helped her understand the difficult decision her birth parents made in giving her up for adoption.

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“You have so many kids and you have another kid. ‘Okay I can’t afford my next child that I love and adore so much. So I’m going to give them to someone who can afford them.’ Yes I totally relate to that,” Polizzi, 28, says. “At the same time, when you want to find out where you’re from like me, because I was adopted, it’s kind of a sticky area.”

The star is joined by guests including host Khloé Kardashian‘s sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner as well as RuPaul.

Kocktails with Khloé, airs Wednesdays (10 p.m. ET) on FYI.