Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola Reunites with Jersey Shore Cast for Deena Cortese’s Baby Shower

Sammi Sweetheart” Giancola was back together with her Jersey Shore castmates on Saturday for one special reason.

The 31-year-old reality star reunited with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Angelina Pivarnick and Jenni “JWoww” Farley for Deena Cortese’s baby shower.

It was the first time all were together since Cortese’s wedding to Christopher Buckner in October 2017. Giancola famously opted out of the MTV reboot to focus on her businesses and relationship — and avoid “potentially toxic situations,” seemingly referring to her ex and former costar Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 32. (Their tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship lasted eight years, three of which were captured on the original run of Jersey Shore from 2009-12).

Though she skipped out on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, there appeared to be no hard feelings between Giancola and her female costars, and the group was all smiles on Saturday in a sea of photos shared on social media.

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Deena’s Baby Shower ☺ #Fam

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Celebrating @deenanicolemtv baby shower today 💙 @snooki @jwoww @sammisweetheart 💙💙💙 #babyshower #babys #babyboy #sisters #lovethem #alltogetherfinally

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♥ #Deenasbabyshower

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Celebrating new life 💙💙💙 with my girls

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DEENER’S baby shower for CJ! Can’t wait to meet another addition to our family. Love these ladies so much!!!!!! #Family #MySisters ❤❤

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Girls working it at CJ’s shower! @deenanicolemtv

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Cortese, 31 — who is expecting her first child, a boy — wore a white lace dress with a blue “mommy-to-be” sash that perfectly highlighted her baby bump. Polizzi, 30, and Pivarnick, 32, both wore dresses while Farley, 32, and Giancola both wore pants and cold-shoulder tops. 

Polizzi and Farley each brought their daughters Giovanna and Meilani, both 4, and the duo posed together for a picture in front of the dessert table.

Celebrating new life 💙💙💙 with my girls,” Farley captioned one shot, with Polizzi adding, “DEENER’S baby shower for CJ! Can’t wait to meet another addition to our family. Love these ladies so much!!!!!! #Family #MySisters.”

“#AllTogetherFinally,” Pivarnick added in her caption. “#Sisters #LoveThem.”

The ladies also shared images and videos on Instagram Stories, some of which included Cortese opening baby gifts.

RELATED VIDEO: The Jersey Shore Family Vacation Cast on Sammi Potentially Returning to the Show

Much of the first season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation focused on Giancola’s absence, with quite a few jokes being made at her expense — mostly stemming from the fact that Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio brought in a custom, life-size doll wearing an “I’m in a really good place” shirt and designed to look and talk just like her (“Rahhhhhnnnn! Staaaaahhhhp!“).

During the premiere, Ortiz-Magro also admitted to cheating on Giancola after they moved in together following Jersey Shore.


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Princess Deena Was the Best-Dressed Royal at New York Fashion Week

With Marc Jacobs’ papparazzi-packed, red carpet-worthy show last night, New York Fashion Week spring 2016 is officially over. We kept our eye out for all the celebs who sat front row (like Joe Jonas at Tommy Hilfiger and Nicki Minaj at Givenchy), but there was one especially well dressed attendee who stood out from the crowd because, guys, she has a title.

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Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia isn’t just a titled power shopper—she owns her own boutiques, meaning that fashion week is a work trip for her to select future items she might want to sell in-store. For the Delpozo show, she wore a buttery yellow shirt dress with red accents on the top that were set off by her matching purse. Her shoes were simple black sandals with a cute bow tie.

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She did the hue in more of a daffodil variety for the Zero + Maria Cornejo show, taming a glamorous full skirt with a laid-back crewneck sweater, sleeves pushed up to really heighten the relaxed vibe.

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The play with bright jewel tones continued straight to the Rodarte show, where she picked another statement bottom, this time done via vivid cobalt Rosie Assoulin. The strong color was repeated with her shoes too, as well as in the title of her book clutch.

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For the DKNY show, the much buzzed-about debut from new label designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, she left the brights at home for a darker palette. Her tri-color bag, with red and white contrasting against all the black, was her one major standout accessory.

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To finish NYFW it was pure snowy white. Her beige sandals were super simple, but lean in and take a close look at her curved earrings. They make a big statement, no?

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