Jersey Shore fans were saddened when Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola didn't return for Jersey Shore Vacation this year, becoming the only original cast member who we haven't seen onscreen in years.

But just because she didn't appear on the show doesn't mean she doesn't keep in touch with the cast. The former Jersey Shore star had a wholesome reunion with the ladies from the show at Deena Cortese's baby shower over the weekend. Giancola shared pictures on Instagram of them together, with a caption that reads "Deena’s Baby Shower #Fam"


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This might not be the reunion fans were picturing, but they were overjoyed to see that the women still hang out, expressing their love in the comments.

It's clear that a lot has changed since Giancola last appeared on TV.

Back in March, she explained on Instagram that she didn't feel it was a good idea to return to the show that turned her into a reality star. "I have chosen not to join the show this season because I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my businesses and relationship," wrote Giancola. She also noted that she wanted to avoid "potentially toxic situations" but still loves her Jersey Shore roomies.

We won't get to see her on the show anytime soon, but it's great to know the girls still love each other.

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