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Jersey Shore: Family Vacation: Angelina Pivarnick and Deena Cortese FINALLY make up after long feud


Angelina Pivarnick and Deena Cortese finally made peace after a 10-month battle on Thursday’s episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

The two women had been close friends for a long time and finally were able to put aside their differences after a fight that started at Angelina’s wedding.

At that event, Deena, 34, Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley, 34, and Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, 33, made an off-color speech that so upset Angelina, they hadn’t talked in nearly a year.

Making up: Angelina Pivarnick and Deena Cortese finally made peace after a 10-month battle on Thursday's episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Making up: Angelina Pivarnick and Deena Cortese finally made peace after a 10-month battle on Thursday’s episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Sitting across from one another at a breakfast table on a group trip to Las Vegas, Deena and Angelina, 34, both admitted that they had carried things too far.

‘I’m exhausted from everything,’ said a nervous Deena, as Angelina echoed ‘Same.’

‘I know the speech hit the wrong way,’ Deena said, ‘but it got bigger than it had to be, taking sides and fighting with each other. Like, it’s just crazy.’

‘I could have just forgot about it,’ Angelina conceded. ‘But I was really mad. It wasn’t just about me. It was in front of everybody.’

Over it: Angelina admitted that she just wanted to move

Over it: Angelina admitted that she just wanted to move 

Wedding drama: The two women had been close friends for a long time and finally were able to put aside their differences after a fight that started at Angelina's wedding

Wedding drama: The two women had been close friends for a long time and finally were able to put aside their differences after a fight that started at Angelina’s wedding

Deena said it hadn’t been done maliciously, and she was hurt Angelina would think that.

She suggested that when footage of the speech leaked on social media, Angelina fed into it and Angelina affirmed that she was so angry, she hadn’t cared what she said.

‘Honestly, I went into a depression,’ Deena shared. ‘I was crying every night. I’m very sensitive and emotional, and I just went into a hole.’

Nightly crying: 'Honestly, I went into a depression,' Deena shared. 'I was crying every night. I'm very sensitive and emotional, and I just went into a hole'

Nightly crying: ‘Honestly, I went into a depression,’ Deena shared. ‘I was crying every night. I’m very sensitive and emotional, and I just went into a hole’

She emphasized that the Jersey Shore cast needed to stick together.

‘If there’s s*** that happens in our family, it has to just stay here,’ Deena stressed. ‘And then we can move past it on our own time, without so many millions and millions of people.’

‘I am sorry about the speech,’ she added. ‘I am ready to move on.’

Saying sorry: 'I am sorry about the speech,' Deena added. 'I am ready to move on'

Saying sorry: ‘I am sorry about the speech,’ Deena added. ‘I am ready to move on’

‘I feel the same way,’ Angelina replied. ‘I’m just over it, and I don’t want to talk about it anymore.’

Just then two birds snapped at each other near their table and they jumped.

‘At least we’re not the ones fighting!’ Deena exclaimed.

Good one: 'At least we're not the ones fighting!' Deena exclaimed after two birds scuffled nearby

Good one: ‘At least we’re not the ones fighting!’ Deena exclaimed after two birds scuffled nearby

The whole trip to Las Vegas had been orchestrated by their guy friends as a way to get them back together while also ensuring that everyone had a good time.

DJ Pauly D, 40, figured that the two women might break bread together if he invited his new girlfriend Nikki Hall, 26, to dine with them for the first time.

He reassured Nikki that the evening was all about two of them, though he did tell her to avoid two words at the table: ‘speech’ and ‘wedding.’

New girlfriend: DJ Pauly D, 40, figured that the two women might break bread together if he invited his new girlfriend Nikki Hall, 26, to dine with them for the first time

New girlfriend: DJ Pauly D, 40, figured that the two women might break bread together if he invited his new girlfriend Nikki Hall, 26, to dine with them for the first time

Nikki understood, and walked into the hotel to meet the gang, handing them a box of donuts.

She was well-received by the group, who thought she and Pauly looked meant to be.

‘I gotta take a photo of this,’ said Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, 38, as Pauly threw his arms around his ‘main piece’ Nikki and ‘side piece’ Vinny Guadagnino, 33.

First impressions: Nikki was well-received by the group, who thought she and Pauly looked meant to be

First impressions: Nikki was well-received by the group, who thought she and Pauly looked meant to be

Everyone then went to dinner to anticipate the arrival of Deena, who would be dining at the same table as Angelina for the first time in nearly a year.

Both women were nervous, with Deena telling the cameras that it felt ‘like a death sentence.’

‘I really, really, really want it to go well,’ Angelina emphasized in her own confessional, vowing to remain silent.

High hopes: 'I really, really, really want it to go well,' Angelina emphasized in her own confessional, vowing to remain silent

High hopes: ‘I really, really, really want it to go well,’ Angelina emphasized in her own confessional, vowing to remain silent

As she sat down, Deena saw that Angelina was unusually calm, like she was ‘on tranquilizers.’

She spoke the first words she’d said to her in 10 months: ‘Angelina, do you mind passing me the bruschetta?’

Shocked, Pauly pulled his chair back and mouthed ‘Wow,’ astounded that the two had spoken.

First words: Deena spoke the first words she'd said to her in 10 months: 'Angelina, do you mind passing me the bruschetta?'

First words: Deena spoke the first words she’d said to her in 10 months: ‘Angelina, do you mind passing me the bruschetta?’

‘Passing the bruschetta is the Italian version of passing the olive branch,’ he said privately.

With that out of the way, the couples at the table soon fell into amicable conversation, discussing their favorite recipes, appliances, tea flavors and Christmas decorations.

It was so boring, Vinny complained that it felt like he was ‘in Bed, Bath and Beyond.’

Peace words: 'Passing the bruschetta is the Italian version of passing the olive branch,' Paul D said privately

Peace words: ‘Passing the bruschetta is the Italian version of passing the olive branch,’ Paul D said privately

Dinner ended as well as it had begun, and Angelina ended up riding scooters around the hotel with the boys.

Vinny tried to keep everyone amused by doing cartwheels, but then made a massive blunder.

‘If you want, I can re-enact the speech,’ he joked, speaking the word he’d been forbidden to say.

So boring: Vinny Guadagnino complained about the couples being boring

So boring: Vinny Guadagnino complained about the couples being boring

‘Chooch!’ Pauly teased Vinny, as Angelina said, ‘You suck!’ and Deena moaned, ‘Oy vey.’

Back in her room afterward, Deena realized that it hadn’t been as bad as she thought it might be.

The next morning, she felt optimistic enough to ask Angelina to meet for breakfast by the pool.

Bold move: Deena felt optimistic enough to ask Angelina to meet for breakfast by the pool

Bold move: Deena felt optimistic enough to ask Angelina to meet for breakfast by the pool

Meanwhile in New Jersey, Jenni was recuperating from plastic surgery on her face, wishing that she could be in Las Vegas with everyone.

Jenni had told Deena not to make up with Angelina, and had no idea that they were sitting down together at the moment.

Deena looked at Angelina over their breakfast table, and began to apologize.

Missed calls: Meanwhile in New Jersey, Jenni was recuperating from plastic surgery on her face, wishing that she could be in Las Vegas with everyone

Missed calls: Meanwhile in New Jersey, Jenni was recuperating from plastic surgery on her face, wishing that she could be in Las Vegas with everyone

Angelina apologized, too, and they laughed at how silly they had both been.

Things went so well, Deena told Angelina that she was pregnant—something she hadn’t planned on doing.

‘I knew it,’ Angelina replied, noting that her psychic grandmother had already told her.

Prior knowledge: 'I knew it,' Angelina replied, noting that her psychic grandmother had already told her that Deena was pregnant

Prior knowledge: ‘I knew it,’ Angelina replied, noting that her psychic grandmother had already told her that Deena was pregnant

Newly bonded, the two old roommates decided to pull a prank on the guys in the cast.

Deena went to see them in the gym, where they were doing their usual workout routine.

She immediately launched into Vinny for having ruined everything the night before, and he looked properly embarrassed.

Gym prank: Newly bonded, the two old roommates decided to pull a prank on the guys in the cast with Deena telling them she was upset and leaving

Gym prank: Newly bonded, the two old roommates decided to pull a prank on the guys in the cast with Deena telling them she was upset and leaving

‘I think this whole thing is just a lot for me,’ Deena told the men, with tears in her voice. ‘I had [my husband] Chris book me a flight. I’m gonna leave. So I’m gonna go up and pack.’

‘No! Stop it!’ Mike, Vinny, Pauly and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 35, called out, upset.

‘I love you guys,’ Deena said, hugging them goodbye. ‘And Nikki was so nice. And I really did have a good time, up until…’

Farewell hug: 'I love you guys,' Deena said, hugging them goodbye after scolding Vinny. 'And Nikki was so nice. And I really did have a good time, up until…'

Farewell hug: ‘I love you guys,’ Deena said, hugging them goodbye after scolding Vinny. ‘And Nikki was so nice. And I really did have a good time, up until…’

‘I’m sorry! It was an accident,’ Vinny begged, to which she countered, ‘It didn’t seem like it.’

‘It was insensitive,’ Pauly readily agreed.

‘I’ll text you guys when I get to the airport,’ Deena said, walking out the door.

Oscar worthy: Denna showed off her acting skills with a choked voice and tears in her eyes while pranking the guys

Oscar worthy: Denna showed off her acting skills with a choked voice and tears in her eyes while pranking the guys

‘Well, I’m gonna go kill myself,’ Vinny moaned.

Deena met Angelina by the pool and bragged, ‘I frickin’ killed it. I’m like the best actress ever.’

The duo walked back into the gym, and the guys started jumping up and down and hugging them.

Prank champions: The duo walked back into the gym, and the guys started jumping up and down and hugging them

Prank champions: The duo walked back into the gym, and the guys started jumping up and down and hugging them

‘That’s what they get for putting me through all the pranks over the last 10 years,’ Deena crowed.

‘Deena had me,’ Ronnie said in a confessional. ‘I’m like, ”You should be an actress, girl. What the f*** you doing on Jersey Shore?”

Deena told them all then that Vinny’s mention of the speech had actually brought her and Angelina together, because she realized that both of them had been laughing at it.

‘See?’ Vinny cried, jubilant. ‘Let’s go!’

‘Deena and Angelina are together, laughing,’ Pauly marveled. ‘We did it, fellas.’

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation will return next week on MTV.

Together again: The guys were thrilled that Angelina and Deena were together and laughing again

Together again: The guys were thrilled that Angelina and Deena were together and laughing again

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