Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino has been released from prison as of Thursday, and the reality star has been reunited with his wife, Lauren Pesce. The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star has served eight months in the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, after having pleaded guilty to tax evasion in January of 2018. Mike admitted to having concealed parts of his income in 2011 to avoid paying the total amount of tax, something which the thirty-seven-year-old deeply regretted.
2019 did not start out too great for the New Jersey native. Mike entered prison in January, but he did so as a married man after having tied the knot with his college sweetheart Lauren in November of 2018. The cast of Jersey Shore was obviously there to share the special day, and they have also been a great support of Mike's while he was in prison. Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi joined Jenni JWoww Farley, Deena Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick on a trip to Washington DC a few weeks ago, where the supportive friends dressed in t-shirts printed with "Free Sitch", in the hopes of getting their Jersey Shore: Family Vacation castmate released early.
As reported by ET Online, Mike and Lauren shared a joint statement after the reality star's release from prison. The newlyweds said to be happy to close that chapter and move forward with their life together as a married couple. They also thanked their family, friends, and fans for all their love and support during Mike's imprisonment, and said they can't wait to show the world their comeback.
During the second half of season 2 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, viewers got the chance to follow Mike's personal life during 2018. The season, which premiered earlier this summer, focused on The Situation's court sentencing as well as the planning leading up to his and Lauren's wedding.
Mike and Lauren are, understandably, excited to move forward as husband and wife, and also promised they will be working on "baby situations". It is safe to assume Snooki, JWoww, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Deena are all thrilled to get another Jersey Shore baby for their kids to play with!