Jersey Shore's Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino marries girlfriend Lauren Pesce
Mike's 'Jersey Shore' castmates Deena Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick were also present at the wedding ceremony.
'Jersey Shore' star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Lauren Pesce on Thursday in a ceremony which took place at 'The Legacy Castle' in Pompton Plains, in New Jersey.
As reported by PEOPLE, Mike's 'Jersey Shore' castmates Deena Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick were also present at the wedding ceremony. Earlier this year, Mike shared a story about him and Lauren. "We went out together for about four years, and then once Jersey Shore started we decided to take a break throughout seasons 1-6. Once [the show] was over, we eventually reconnected and have been together ever since, for over four years now. She’s my best friend, my better half. She makes me a better person. I’m so excited that she’s in my life," he continued.
Mike proposed to Lauren on Valentine's Day and MTV's 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' showed Sorrentino down on one knee as he said, "I fell in love with you because you loved me when I couldn’t even love myself. We’ve been through so much, and for us to finally get engaged, it’s really special. Because it wasn’t guaranteed. It’s been very stormy for a while. The odds were against me. People bet against me. But against all odds, she’s been there throughout the ups and downs, the good times and the bad times."
"I’ve been wanting to get to this day for so long. And right now, I’m feeling like all these bad times that I’ve been through, it’s all worth it for this moment right here. Lauren is the light at the end of my tunnel. Lauren is my 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 admitted.
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Today I marry my best friend , My College Sweetheart, My everything. Together as a team we can accomplish anything. I am so grateful that you are by my side. I promise to be my best self everyday & make you proud to call yourself Mrs. Sorrentino. Love you with all my heart. Here’s to our big day 👰 🤵
Mike and Lauren's nuptials come as he prepares to start his prison sentence which will begin on January 15. Mike and his brother were initially indicted in the year 2014 for tax offenses and also conspiring to defraud the United States of America when they did not properly pay their taxes after having an income of around $8.9 million between the years 2010 and 2012. Both the brothers were also indicted on other charges such as tax evasion, structuring and falsifying records.
Mike pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and was then sentenced to 8 months in prison on October 5. His brother Marc pleaded guilty to one count of aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return. He was given a sentence of two years in prison. A rep for the star shared that Mike is "grateful to continue work, celebrate the holidays and his three years sober milestone" before beginning his prison sentence. "He looks forward to completing his sentence and coming home to Lauren, family, and friends," the rep added.