Jersey Shore star Deena Cortese has announced she is expecting her first child with husband Christopher Buckner.
The reality TV star shared her exciting news on Instagram on Monday in a series of adorable posts – while also revealing that their new bundle of joy will be a baby boy.
She said: ‘Chris and I Decided to wait until we were ready to spill the beans! Now that we are safely into our second trimester.. us and our little monkey are ready to tell the world Our little family is growing !
‘We have a sweet little boy on the way! We Are truly blessed and our hearts are filled with so much joy and happiness.
‘December can’t come soon enough! Daddy and Mommy can’t wait to meet you Christopher John you are going to be the most spoiled little boy ever!!!!’
Fans rushed to congratulate the mummy-to-be on her pregnancy announcement, with one commenting: ‘Congratulations Deena, sure you will make a fantastic Mammy.’
Another said: ‘Finally!!! Your my fav Deena! Your so beautiful and so sweet! Congrats love!’
Some of Deena’s fellow Jersey Shore cast members also congratulated the new mum-to-be, including Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, who wrote: ‘YASSSSSS my meatball is having a meatball.’
Deena also shared the moment Chris and she discovered they were having a boy, uploading a clip of their gender reveal party, she said: ‘The moment we found out we were having a son Chris’ reaction was everything!!!! Uhg I love you @cbuckner_ I can’t wait to meet our son!’
After the baby news was announced, Christopher also thanked his social media followers for the warm wishes.
‘Thank you everyone for all the love! We are finally starting the family we’ve always wanted and you’re the only one I want to share this blessing with. Love you babe @deenanicolemtv,’ he wrote.
The couple wed in October 2017 in New Egypt, New Jersey, surrounded by some of Deena’s MTV cast mates.
Deena’s spokesperson confirmed the happy event to E! News at the time, saying: ‘Finally the special day for these two amazing people together has come that will never be forgotten! So glad they shared the memories with her fellow cast mates who came out to show love and support to the ultimate duo.’