Snooki — Why I Lied About My Pregnancy …

Snooki was LYING FOR TWO when she denied pregnancy rumors earlier this month … but sources tell our sources the “Jersey Shore” star had a damn good reason — she didn”t want to jinx herself.

Sources close to the MTV star tell us … Snooks WAS already pregnant when she went on Sirius/XM radio on Feb. 1st and told everyone she was OUTRAGED by the suggestion that she had preggo belly.

But we”re told Snooki is taking the situation very seriously … especially the taboo about revealing the pregnancy before the 3rd month.

Now, it seems Snooki has crossed the 3-month threshold … and an official announcement could come any moment.