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Deena Nicole Cortese Sister Joanie Maiorella Works As A Science Teacher

Joanie with her nephew Chris and Deena(Right) hanging out together
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Deena Nicole Cortese sister Joanie Maiorella is a science teacher at Frank Antonides School. Deena and Joanie were raised in New York.

The American reality television star and media personality was born on January 12, 1987, and is currently 36. She was raised in New Egypt, New Jersey, USA. 

She was born to her Italian-American parents, her late father, John Cortese (1949–2016), and her mother, Joan Cortese. Deena did her schooling and later graduated from New Egypt High School.

She was also into cheerleading and dance in her school. After her education, she also briefly attended Brookdale Community College.

Cortese grew up with Joanie who was featured in several episodes of season five of her series, Jersey Shore.

Deena stepped into the world of entertainment in 2010 and has worked in the television industry for an extended period, proving her worth among the audience. 

Deena Has A Sibling Joanie

Deena Nicole Cortese sister Joanie Maiorella is a known figure in the media. Joanie works as a teacher at the primary level.

Joanie and Deena are siblings and grew up in a small town in New Jersey. Joanie is known to be a star sibling and a media personality.

Along with being a reality star, she is also a science teacher, according to her Instagram bio. Deena is currently 36, whereas Maiorella has yet to reveal her age in the media. However, she is older than Deena so she might be in her late 30s to early 40s.

The elder sibling of the actress gained fame and got recognition among the audience for her appearance on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. 

Joanie is teaching science in the fifth grade at Frank Antonides School. She is leading a great life, learning and teaching new things to the children, and being a successful teacher.

Joanie learning about DJ long time back in 2015 as per her facebook post
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She hasn't revealed much information about herself in the media and prefers to maintain privacy. However, looking at her Facebook profile, we know she is currently settled in Staten Island, New York. 

Unlike her sibling, she likes living off the camera and being more into herself and nature. Joanie is an avid animal lover and loves to rescue animals and pet them at her home like her family.

The media personality is a nature lover who loves spending time in picturesque places among the mountains and birds, away from the city crowd.

Along with these traits, she also possesses the quality of being a great homemaker as she takes good care of her family and helps to fulfill the wishes of all the family members.

Her father Was Italian-American descent

Deena Nicole Cortese father John Cortese was of Italian-American descent. John was the father of two daughters, Deena and Joanie.

The media personality, Deena, is the second and the youngest daughter of her parents, John and Joan. John and his wife took good care of their girls and helped them reach the position they are in today.

Both siblings were close to their father. However, in 2016, the father of two passed away after suffering from Leukaemia.

Deena with her mother Joan in Asbury Ale House to celebrate Deena's birthday week
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After Deena's father's loss, her mother, Joan, was taken care of by her daughters. Deena and Joanie spent more time with their mother to make her feel lively and happy again.

As both media personalities have children, they let their mother, Joan, spend time with them and look after the children, which helped her be more stable, recovering from her husband's loss.

Deena Husband And Children

Deena Nicole Cortese and her husband Chris Buckner are parents to two children. Chris has appeared on the TV show Jersey Shore. 

Deena tied the knot with Chris Buckner on October 28, 2017. The couple met in 2011 and eventually got closer in the meantime. 

After knowing each other for years, the television personality got engaged to her now-husband, Chris. Her husband had also appeared in several episodes of Jersey Shore and caught the audience's attention.

Deena with her husband Chris and her two children all set to celebrate Halloween
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Chris hasn't officially revealed his professional life. However, in one episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Chris's friend Vinny said he is an electrician. He is also said to work at Professional Sports Publications, publishing souvenir magazines.

Deena And Chris Children

The television personality has two adorable children with her husband, Chris.

After getting hitched in 2018, Deena revealed that she and her husband were expecting their first child, a son. Finally, on January 5, 2019, Deena gave birth to her adorable son Christopher John "CJ" Buckner.

Later, in October 2020, she again revealed that she and her husband, Chris, were expecting their second child. In May 2021, she announced in the media that her second child was a boy.

The media personality gave birth to her second son, Cameron Theo Buckner, on May 1, 2021, and is raising them together in Jackson Township, New Jersey.

The media star also loves posting about her family on her Instagram and sharing different stories and sneak peeks about them with her 3.7 million followers.