This past week, the Real Housewives of New Jersey extended family got a new addition: Jacqueline Laurita‘s daughter Ashlee Holmes gave birth to new baby Cameron Hendrix Malleo on Tuesday, August 30, with fiancé Pete Malleo. Since then the entire RHONJ family has been celebrating on social media, and in person, as the new addition got settled in at home on Thursday. Here are the sweet moments the extended family has shared on social media this week.
The new mom and baby and the requisite leopard-print blanket (because this is Jersey after all!)
Pete posted an adorable dad and son photo that makes our hearts melt.
“Glamma” Jacqueline was of course overjoyed, and already babysitting on Friday.
She celebrated her family’s milestone and thanked the hospital for their caretaking.
I love that I'm a Grandmother!(Glamma) It's crazy to think my parents are Great Grandparents and that my sons are Uncles! Life is beautiful!
— Jacqueline Laurita (@JacLaurita) August 31, 2016
Thank you @HackensackUMC You're hospital was so impressive during& after my daughters labor&birth of my beautiful Grandson.Great experience!
— Jacqueline Laurita (@JacLaurita) September 2, 2016
She also told her 570,000 Facebook fans that the baby wasn’t actually due until September 16 and if he had made it to term he “probably would have been a 9 pounder like Ashlee was.”
RHONJ cast members past and present sent their well wishes to the family.
Siggy Flicker stopped by for a snuggle on Saturday
Dolores Catania was exuberant in a Twitter post, calling the new addition “a blessing.”
Can't contain my excitement for this amazing family! Such a blessing <3 https://t.co/sAASkwanDZ
— Dolores Catania (@DoloresCatania) August 31, 2016
Kathy Wakile sent her congratulations.
— Kathy Wakile (@KathyWakile) August 31, 2016
Kathy’s sister Rosie Pierri, who appeared frequently on Season 6 of the show, called Cameron “a bundle of love.”
— Rosie Pierri (@RosiePierri) August 31, 2016
Caroline Manzo congratulated the happy couple “as you begin the most wonderful adventure of your lives!”
Sweetest of all is this video of Jacqueline’s son Nicholas, 7, who has autism, learning how to sing a song from music therapist Jammin Jenn, who’s based in Watchung, to welcome baby Cameron home!
Welcome to the world, and the extended RHONJ family, Cameron! The reality show won’t be filming season 8 until next year but Cameron will likely be making some cute guest appearances. We’re hoping he shows up at this season’s reunion in the fall!