We're so happy for Deena Cortese!
Following the news of the Jersey Shore star's engagement to long-time love Christopher Buckner, Deena continued to gush over the news on Instagram.
"I can't believe this is all real. What a weekend," she began in the caption of a poolside photo. "This year has been really hard for me and my mom. I honestly haven't felt 100% happy since my dad passed away, until this weekend. Chris couldn't have picked a better time to do all of this especially with the holidays coming up and me and my mom being super sad about not having my dad here."
She continued to touch on the subject of her late father's heartbreaking passing, "I'm glad we are able to end the year with a happy moment. I know my dad had a front row seat when Chris proposed and I know he's looking down with a smile from ear to ear."
"I love you Chris and love that you brought me to this beautiful place for our anniversary/engagement weekend," she finished.
Congratulations once again to the happy couple!