Jersey Shore's Deena Cortese Announces She’s Pregnant With Mini Meatball No. 2

The star dropped the news she was expecting again in a Halloween-themed Instagram post.

Deena Cortese's family (vacation) is growing: The Jersey Shore star is pregnant with her second child.

"We're so excited to announce we're expecting Baby Buckner #2 May 1, 2021," Deena captioned a Halloween-inspired Instagram album (above) featuring hubby Chris Bruckner, their "little pumpkin" CJ and Baby Buckner #2. "Our hearts are filled with so much love and joy! CJ is going to be the best big brother ever!!! #blessed #growingfamily sooo for everyone that was asking YES YES YES ..I'm pregnant."

To Deener and Chris! And little Chris and a new bundle of joy!

The MTV cast member, who wed Chris in October 2017, made it no secret during Season 1 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation that she was "so ready to go home and make a little meatball with my Christopher." 1/2 of Team Meatball announced that she was expecting a baby boy in a July 4th-themed gender reveal in 2018 – and CJ made his grand-debut in January 2019. And now, Deena will have a pair of mini meatballs.

Congrats to Deena, Chris and CJ – and don't miss the soon-to-be mama of two when Season four of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation premieres Fridays from November 20. The episode first airs at 12pm and also repeats at 6.30pm on Foxtel (channel 124) and Fetch (104). Special episodes will premiere November 6 and 13. 

This article was written by Jordana Ossad, and originally appeared on MTV.com. It's been edited for local eyes.