Is Deena Cortese not filming in Las Vegas for Jersey Shore Family Vacation? Just days after it was confirmed that the cast would be heading to Sin City to film Season 2, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino took to Instagram to share a photo of the cast out and about but Deena was noticeably missing from the shot and fans immediately started speculating that Deena might be pregnant — and she took to Instagram to share a now-deleted statement clarifying the reason why she isn’t in Las Vegas.

“I just want to make it clear that it’s not [because] I’m pregnant that I’m not in Las Vegas,” the 31-year-old wrote. “I am NOT [sic] pregnant. I am not in Vegas [because] I have some personal stuff going on at home that I need to attend to which prevented my schedule and production schedule to match up accordingly. Now let’s put the rumors to rest. Thank you.”

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But for unknown reasons, Deena later deleted the statement. It’s no secret that the reality star is ready to be a mom and she’s opened up about wanting to start a family with her husband Chris Buckner. The couple tied the knot in October 2017 and she definitely started feeling the baby fever after seeing her besties Jennifer “JWoww” Farley and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi with their kids — JWoww shares three-year-old daughter Meilani and two-year-old son Gresyon with her husband Roger Mathews, and Snook shares five-year-old son Lorenzo and three-year-old daughter Giovanna with her husband Jionni LaValle.

Deena exclusively revealed to Life & Style that she would eventually want to have at least three little meatballs of her own. “I was fine with two [kids], but he wants three and I’m fine with that,” Deena told Life & Style back in May.

It’s unclear what personal issues Deena is working through, but we hope she figures it out soon cause fans will definitely miss her if she doesn’t return for Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 2.