Throughout the final season of Jersey Shore, viewers have gotten to know Deena Nicole’s boyfriend Chris Buckner, and gain some insight into their relationship. While sometimes it seemed like these two had serious codependency issues, for the most part they seemed happy and in love.

Still, we were a bit shocked by something Deena said during a recent press conference attended by Wetpaint Entertainment. When asked if Chris is “the one,” Deena replied, “Yeah, Chris is definitely the one.”

All things considered, 2012 has been a rough year for Deena. She was arrested and had to go to court as a result; she spent the majority of Season 6 missing her boyfriend, defending her meatball ways to the roommates, having anxiety attacks, and longing for her former meatball-in-crime Snooki, whose life was turned upside down by pregnancy and an engagement.

While we seriously hope that Deena has found “the one” in Chris, we hope she takes a little more time to focus on herself, and figure out what she wants out of life, and after Jersey Shore. We wouldn’t want to see her big, kind heart get broken.

Reporting by Lindsey Jordahl.

Snooki & JWOWW Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, January 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.