RHONJ Star Jacqueline Laurita’s Daughter Ashlee Holmes Is Pregnant

03/19/2016 at 11:00 AM ET

The next generation of New Jersey Housewives is growing.

Ashlee Holmes, the daughter of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita, announced her pregnancy in a sweet Friday night Instagram photo with fiancé Pete Malleo.

“Had so much fun at @thelittlekernel launch party tonight !! @c3peteo and I are so happy to announce that we’re sprouting a little kernel of our own *coming this fall* !!!” Holmes wrote alongside a photo of the recently engaged couple.

Ashlee Holmes and Pete Matteo pregnant
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Laurita confirmed the news early Saturday morning, writing on Instagram, “Yes, that’s right! I’m going to be a #Glamma.”

Holmes made headlines during her time on the Bravo series, both clashing on-camera with her mother and during a brawl, pulling out part of cast member Danielle Staub’s extensions.

It’s unclear what part of Holmes’ pregnancy might make its way into the forthcoming RHONJ season, though her engagement to Malleo was reportedly captured for the cameras, and Laurita will return to the series full-time.

Mom seems to be in Holmes’ corner, too, previously tweeting her engagement ring was “BEAUTIFUL!!”

— Adam Carlson

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Dawn on

Yep, should’ve been able to call that. Disappointed in myself for not making the bet last month when they announced the engagement. Next comes kid, then maybe marriage (I doubt it unless Bravo pays), but dunzo by the poor kid’s 2.

Just saying.. on

Geez, she’s had as much work done to her face as her mother has. Why can’t people just stop with all of the Botox and fillers? It doesn’t look good, especially on someone this young.

rubyovertherainbow* on

Don’t people get married anymore.

Shocker on

Like there was anything different on the horizon for this brat. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

E on

This is just sad. Announcing your pregnancy after a popcorn launch? Only people with a kernel sized brain would do something so stupid.

Tanya on

Congratulations on their new addition.

zombie_hands on

I guess its no longer; first comes marriage, then the baby carriage…..

Kel on

I knew it! When they announced their engagement a few weeks ago…I had a feeling she was either pregnant or would be very soon. Single motherhood will be on the horizon for her.

Vanessa on

So happy for them! Congrats.

guest on

From what I remember she went through a really rebellious phase and was pretty tough to handle. Glad to see she turned out well. Congrats on the baby!!

Vaz on

Congratulations to the happy family.

heather on

Love the engagement announcements that are followed immediately after by a pregnancy announcement.

Sophia on

Love the show RHONJ! Congratulations.