Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's Wife 'Couldn't Be More Proud' As He Begins Jail Sentence (Exclusive)
By Antoinette Bueno
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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's wife, Lauren Pesce, is ready for his comeback after he finishes his jail sentence. Sorrentino is set to turn himself in to jail on Tuesday to begin serving his eight-month sentence for tax evasion.
In an exclusive statement to ET, Pesce says: “Thank you everyone for your love and support. Today Mike and I begin to put this chapter of our lives behind us. I couldn’t be more proud to call him my husband. As he says, the comeback is always greater than the set back! Love, Lauren Sorrentino.”
Prior to surrendering, the 36-year-old Jersey Shore star tweeted out the mailing address of the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, for his family, friends and fans. He also tweeted out a GIF of Ray Liotta's character in Goodfellas saying, "Now take me to jail."
"The comeback is always greater than the Setback," Sorrentino wrote, along with a fist bump emoji.
Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, pleaded guilty to tax evasion last January. Both were initially indicted in September 2014 for tax offenses, with additional charges added in April 2017.
Last October, Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release, while his brother was sentenced to 24 months in prison in addition to having to pay restitution and a $75,000 fine. Sorrentino's Jersey Shore co-stars -- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese, Pauly "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Angelina Pivarnick -- were all at the federal courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, to support him during the sentencing, as well as Pesce.
"We are very happy to put this behind us. Thank you So much for all the Love & Support," Sorrentino wrote on Instagram after the sentencing.
In a statement to ET at the time, Sorrentino's attorney, Henry Klingeman, said: "Michael accepts the court's judgment. ... He's very positive despite the sentence because his commitment to recovery is genuine. He wasn't surprised by the sentence but disappointed because no one wants to go to prison."
“[He's] doing great under the circumstances," Klingeman told ET. "He’s nervous but resolved to see this through as he has been since he got sober.”
In happier news, Sorrentino and Pesce, who are college sweethearts, got married last November at The Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, with his Jersey Shore cast mates by his side. In addition, Farley and Polizzi’s daughters, Meilani and Giovanna, were flower girls.