Pregnant 'Jersey Shore' star Deena Cortese reveals her expected baby already recognizes his father's voice

Deena Cortese says her husband Christopher Buckner and their expected baby boy have already formed a bond together


                            Pregnant 'Jersey Shore' star Deena Cortese reveals her expected baby already recognizes his father's voice

Jersey Shore star Deena Cortese is pregnant with her first child, a baby boy with her husband Christopher Buckner in December. The new mother-to-be is clearly very excited about her baby and can hardly wait! 

As reported by PEOPLE, Cortese shared, "We’ve been getting the baby’s room ready. I just had my baby shower, so we got most of our stuff. We’re just anxiously waiting for him to arrive. I’m so excited, and now he’s moving more. It’s just amazing. We can’t wait for him to be here." Cortese revealed that her husband and son have already formed a bond together and said, "Every time he comes home, he talks to the baby. And I feel like he’s starting to know his dad’s voice, because every time he hears it, he moves."


 
 
 
 
 
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Thankful for this man and the little one in my belly 🤗 ❤️

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The baby, Christopher John, is going to be named after Buckner and Cortese's father John who had passed away in 2016 after battling leukemia. Cortese added, "I get to name him after my dad and my husband. It’s perfect."

Cortese is also going to be honoring her father on the November 29 episode of the reality TV show 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' when she and her co-stars host a charity benefit and donate all the proceeds to 'Be The Match', one of the world's largest and most diverse bone marrow registry. "One of the cures for leukemia is bone marrow transplant, and not many people even know about it," Cortese shared.

Deena Cortese attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)
Deena Cortese attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)

"'Be The Match' is a huge donor bank, it operates around the entire world. So we thought, let’s bring awareness to that. I think it’s going to be nice for the fans to see us in a different light, doing something that’s for a good cause. And it’s something that’s close to so many of us," she added. 

Cortese also spoke about how filming while being pregnant was definitely a challenge and is "definitely harder" but she had a lot of support from her best friends and co-stars Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Jenni 'JWoww' Farley.


 
 
 
 
 
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Amazing shower with some amazing women and a couple awesome gentlemen .. Little CJ is already so loved 💙

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"Everybody makes me feel super comfortable. Jenni and Nicole have been amazing. If I have any issues or questions, I go to them. They usually make me feel better if I’m nervous about something. They’re great moms, so whatever advice they want to give me, I take it," she shared.