Husband to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi with whom he has two children, Lorenzo and Giovanna. He has over 1.2 million followers on his jlavalle5 Instagram account.
He majored in sports management at Centenary College.
He became engaged to Polizzi in March of 2012, and she gave birth to their first child, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, on August 26 of that year.
He grew up in East Hanover, New Jersey to parents Janis and Joe. He has siblings named Joe, James, and Janelle.
His wife starred in two reality series with Jennifer Farley, AKA JWoww.