Fans Are Reacting to Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino’s Photos He Posted to Instagram From Jail

It’s hard to believe we’ve been watching Jersey Shore for nearly a decade, and many of the key players who were all there in the beginning are still famous today. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino made a name for himself early on along with the other stars for his partying ways, and while he still has a ton of fans, he’s now found himself in more legal trouble than ever before.

Now that the MTV star has found himself behind bars for the next eight months, fans never expected to hear from him until the end of 2019. And it shocked us all when he seemed to post Instagram photos from jail. Here’s what he posted and what fans are saying about it.

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino was sentenced to jail for tax evasion

Lauren Pesce (L) and television personality Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino
Lauren Pesce (L) and television personality Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino | Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for MTV

E! News reminds us last October, “The Situation” was sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion. He pleaded guilty in the case and will also be held accountable for two years of supervised release as well as 500 hours of community service once he’s out. It’s certainly a difficult time for Sorrentino, but he does have his new wife, Lauren, by his side, whom he married a month after his sentencing.

According to Sorrentino’s co-star, Snooki, Sorrentino is taking the sentence well so far — and she mentioned to E! News that he’s “having the time of his life. It’s like his in a senior home, he’s playing Bingo, he’s helping people recover in jail.” She also added that she talks to him via email once a week and it seems like he might even come out with his “six-pack again” given how often he’s able to go to the gym.

He and his wife, Lauren, posted photos to their Instagrams while he’s locked up

It seems Snooki may actually be on to something when she mentioned how great Sorrentino is doing. He recently posted a photo set of himself while in jail to his Instagram with the caption, “Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do.” Along with a photo of himself and his wife, there are additional snapshots of himself posing with co-stars DJ Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino.

It wasn’t just “The Situation” who posted these photos, either. Wife Lauren also posted the same photos with the caption, “THE COMEBACK is always GREATER than the setback.” Fans can tell just how much Mike means to Lauren, too, as a few days before these jail photos, she also posted a sweet video of her husband discussing his current state and the life he hopes to lead. “So blessed to call my husband the inspiration. Helping others on their road to recovery is truly our passion,” she captioned the video.

Here’s what fans are saying

These new photos are giving fans an insight into Sorrentino’s life — and judging from their comments on his Instagram, they’re ultra-supportive. “Lol only Mike can make that uniform look good,” said one of his Instagram followers. And on Lauren’s photo, one of her followers added, “Aaaaawwww he looks great!! Good to see him smiling!!”

Jersey Shore fans are reacting to his new look on Reddit, too. “He looks great, glad to see he’s in good spirits,” said one fan. And others discussed how it looks like Sorrentino’s been hitting the gym hard, too. “He looks RIPPED!” another Reddit user added. “So happy to see him! He looks like he’s eating well. Freakin’ gun show!” said another.

Overall, it looks like his fans are ultra-supportive — and they hope he realizes just how special Lauren is, too. Fans are showing their support on Lauren’s Instagram with loving, hopeful messages. “Hang in there Lauren! Mike will be home before you know it and all will be well!” one fan commented on the video of her and Mike.

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