Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino gushes about his fiance Lauren Pesce after 'Jersey Shore' engagement
35-year-old Mike had earlier talked about how he really wanted to put a ring on Lauren, who he has known for more than fifteen years.
'The Situation' is engaged on TV! 'Jersey Shore' star Mike Sorrentino has popped the question to his girlfriend Lauren Pesce! On the recent episode of 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation', 'The Situation' proposed to his longtime sweetheart. 35-year-old Mike had earlier talked about how he really wanted to put a ring on Lauren, who he has known for more than fifteen years.
According to an E! News report, he said, "My dream was to have my proposal with all my best friends around me and I have that. I just need them all the focus and help me get through this so I can do this proposal without a hitch. " He seemed to have found the perfect opportunity.
His 'Jersey Shore' fam also was in on the plan with co-star Pauly D playing the DJ and Vinny Guadagnino taking care of the slides. The rest of the cast members helped with setting up the mood, taking care of the interiors that is said to have had candles and roses as well as balloons.
The two have certainly been through thick and thin. "The past year I've wanted to propose. I've had this court situation kind of holding me back. And now it's here and I'm ready," he said. Mike is facing up to 5 years in prison, after failing to pay tax on his $8.9 million earnings. He is currently on probation. After he pled guilty, U.S. Attorney Carpenito said, "What the defendants admitted to today, quite simply, is tantamount to stealing money from their fellow taxpayers. All of us are required by law to pay our fair share of taxes. Celebrity status does not provide a free pass from this obligation."
"Lauren is the light at the end of my tunnel. Lauren is everything. Lauren is my best friend. She is my soulmate. She is my better half and knowing that I found that, I'm willing to face anything in life," he said.
His proposal prep began with him taking her on a dinner date and then when they got back home, he got down on one knee and said, "I fell in love with you because you loved me when I could've even love myself. You're my best friend, my college sweetheart, my better half, you make me a better person. Please make me the happiest man on earth, will you please marry me?"
She said yes and they celebrated with Lauren's favorite meal - rainbow cookies. This was a very emotional moment for the whole house and they laughed and cried together. The date for the big day hasn't been set yet but Lauren hopes it happens soon. She said, "I waited a long time for this. Wedding time. Baby time." Mike felt like it was a victory. "The odds were against me. People bet against me. But against all odds, she's been there through all the ups and downs, the good times and the bad."