'Jersey Shore' Star Deena Cortese Has Delivered Her First Baby

The Jersey Shore family just got bigger. Deena Cortese gave birth to her first child with her husband, Chris Buckner.

Cortese and Buckner welcomed a son, Christopher John Buckner, last Saturday, January 5th. The first-time mom used social media to share the good news. In her post, she revealed that CJ, what his parents plan on calling junior for short, was born at 4:41 p.m. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She went on to express to her son that his arrival was everything to his mom and dad.

Along with using Instagram to showcase her love for her son, the reality TV star also used social media to post numerous photos of little CJ. Cortese also gave a love shootout to her husband. She let her followers know how in love she is with her man, especially after seeing him hold their first child.


The Jersey Shore Family Vacation star announced her pregnancy last summer. Along with revealing she was expecting, Cortese also spilled the beans they were having a boy and that he would be named CJ. In November baby CJ and Cortese were honored with a baby shower that featured several over her Jersey Shore friends/cast members, including Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. The shower was well documented on social media, further proving the bond that the cast has is stronger than ever.

There has been quite the baby boom among the MTV cast in the past few years. CJ may be the newest member of the gang, but he won't hold that title for very long. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is expecting her third child, also a boy, this summer.

Deena Cortese and Chris Buckner are relishing in the joy of their baby boy. The couple, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary in October, expressed to US Weekly that they both want to give CJ a sibling. Buckner wants three, but Cortese has shared that two be ok with her. Despite their desire to expand their family, even more, they are in no rush. Right now, they are focused on baby CJ and enjoying every minute of parenthood.

Congrats to Deena and Chris on the arrival of their son!

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