Still close after all these years!
Former Jersey Shore star Deena Cortese celebrated her bridal shower over the weekend and of course, the big celebration called for a mini cast reunion! Her pal and fellow cast member Samantha “Sammi Sweetheart” Giancola was invited to her party and the girls posed together for an adorable snap.
“I'm so happy my sweetheart was able to come and celebrate with me today. You have no idea how much it means to me Samantha, I love you, mama,” the 30-year-old wrote in the caption on Instagram. Sammi shared the same photo on her Instagram page and wrote, “Such a beautiful day yesterday celebrating the bride to be.”
Deena made sure that all eyes were on her during her shower and she wore a long white, fitted dress with a purple sash with “Bride to Be” written in silver glitter. Sammi went with a casual look, wearing a teal dress and a jean jacket so that she wouldn’t upstage her pal at her own shower.
The former reality star shared a ton of snaps from her party, which featured a rustic wine theme complete with purple balloons and a burlap pennant banner. Her centerpieces featured wine bottles and grapes with baby’s breath bouquets in mason jars. Her guest list included her mother, her mother-in-law to be, and her fiancé Chris Buckner.
Even though Sammi went Instagram official with her new boyfriend Christian Biscardi — who looks a lot like her ex-boyfriend and fellow Jersey Shore alum Ronnie Magro — last month, it seems like he didn’t score an invite to Deena’s bridal shower. But judging from Sammi’s Instagram, the couple is still going strong and she recently opened up to In Touch about her new relationship.
"I am seeing someone, so it's kind of exciting. It's really new," she gushed. "It's no one in the business. I'm learning to keep my relationship stuff a little bit more quiet, so that's all I'm really going to say about it."
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