'Jersey Shore' star Deena Cortese is pregnant with her first child, a baby boy

Deena Cortese has a little meatball in the oven.

The “Jersey Shore” star announced Monday that she and husband Chris Buckner are expecting their first child, a baby boy, at the end of the year.

“Chris and I Decided to wait until we were ready to spill the beans! Now that we are safely into our second trimester.. us and our little monkey are ready to tell the world Our little family is growing !” Cortese, 31, gushed on social media.

“We have a sweet little boy on the way! We Are truly blessed and our hearts are filled with so much joy and happiness December can’t come soon enough!” she continued.

Cortese was featured on “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” earlier this spring, with a second season premiering later this summer. She and Buckner wed last year.

“Daddy and Mommy can’t wait to meet you Christopher John you are going to be the most spoiled little boy ever!!!!” Cortese wrote.

Cortese’s co-stars were quick to offer well wishes after she shared the news.

“YASSSSSS my meatball is having a meatball,” mom of two Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi posted on Instagram, while recently engaged Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino penned, “Congratulations,” with a slew of heart emojis.

This article originally appeared on Page Six