One of reality TV’s favorite couples that have stayed steady and endearing to watch are Jersey Shore’Deena Cortese and Chris Buckner. The reality star, 35, and her husband, 32, now have two beautiful children. But how did they get to where they are now as a family? To learn more about the timeline of their relationship and if they are still together, keep reading.

How Did Deena and Chris Meet?

Fans of the MTV reality show will recognize Chris from seasons 5 and 6 of Jersey Shore as Deena’s boyfriend. But how did they meet? The pair met in 2011 through mutual friends, after Deena had just wrapped up filming season 4 of the show in Italy. The pair instantly fell in love, committing themselves to each other quickly. Deena and Chris even got a dog together and went on to buy a home with each other.

Deena Cortese and Christopher Buckner
Courtesy of Deena Cortese/Instagram

When Did Deena and Chris Get Married?

After five years of dating, the pair got engaged in November 2016. Chris proposed to Deena on a beach under the stars, while they were on vacation in Mexico. The happy couple tied the knot the following year on October 28, 2017, at a winery in New Jersey.

How Many Children Do They Have?

Deena and Chris welcomed their first child Christopher John “CJ” Buckner on January 5, 2019. Fans got to watch as Deena went through her first pregnancy during the filming of the second season of Jersey Shore: Family Reunion in 2018. And again in season 4, Deena’s second pregnancy was revealed to fans of the show. Deena gave birth to her second baby boy, Cameron Theo, on May 1, 2021. “The Buckners are now officially a party of 4”, Deena wrote on Instagram with a red heart emoji to announce his birth. “Mommy is feeling well and we are all so beyond happy and we’re bursting out with so much love .. our hearts are full!”

Deena is a proud mom and regularly shares adorable photos of her sons on social media. In September 2022, the reality star posted an adorable snap of CJ ready for his first day of school as Cameron smiled nearby. “Big brother going to school and little brother as his main hype man,” she captioned the post.

Are Deena and Chris Still Together?

Yes, Deena and Chris are still very much together and in love after welcoming a second child to their happy family last year. Although the couple’s family life is shown on MTV’s hit reality show, the drama never surrounds the pair’s family dynamic with their two sons. Chris is occupied being a savvy barber to the boys as he’s shown throughout the seasons giving some of the male castmates’ free haircuts while staying far away from the drama.

In addition to showing off their strong bond on the show, both Deena and Chris have expressed their affection for each other on social media.

“She’s most beautiful when she’s with our boys. Happy Mother’s Day ! We love you @deenanicole,” Chris wrote in a Mother’s Day tribute in May 2022.

Deena shared similar sentiments on Father’s Day, writing, “Happy Father’s Day to the best dad around.. your so amazing with our baby boys ❤️ CJ.. Cameron and myself are so lucky to have you ..your our rock ..we love you so much and hope you have the most relaxing day ❤️ you deserve it!”

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