‘Jersey Shore’ Star, Mike Sorrentino Explains Why He Is Proud to Share His ID from Prison

The reality star is out of prison and back to sharing his life with his fans. Mike Sorrentino has opened up about the people he met and what he did with his time there.

There is a good chance that Jersey Shore fans will learn more about it on the show. Sorrentino shared his prison ID and answered why he is proud of it. Find out what he said and more about his release.

Mike Sorrentino served time for tax evasion

Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion. He will also need to serve 500 hours of community service and pay $123,913 in restitution and a fine of $10,000.

While he was in prison he managed to post photos on Instagram and captioned it with, “Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do.” His wife, Lauren also shared the same photos with the caption, “THE COMEBACK is always GREATER than the setback.”

She also posted a video of him talking about the life he wants to have with the caption, “So blessed to call my husband the inspiration. Helping others on their road to recovery is truly our passion.”

Now fans get to see how doing time has changed him. He opened up a little bit about that in an interview.

He has been released from prison

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino attends the "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" Global Premiere
Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino attends the “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” Global Premiere | Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic

The reality star was released from prison after eight months on Sept. 12. Many noticed that he looked different because he lost weight. Sorrentino talked about what his days were like during his prison sentence.

“I would wake up every morning and I would do a very similar schedule,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I was very regimented, I stayed in my intermittent fasting, which is not easy if anybody knows about fasting, for 16 to 19 hours a day.”

The Jersey Shore star then said, “It’s not easy, you feel almost like a reward once you’ve finished a day, like wow, I did 19 hours today along with working out two to three times along with reading a book or the Bible or a magazine… so I felt very accomplished, staying busy in prison.”

Not everyone seems to be buying that his new look is from working out. One fan accused him of doing steroids on Instagram. He wrote back, “I am flattered you think I am on performance enhancing substance but I am not.”

Sorrentino added, “I am on probation and get tested biweekly for illegal substances. What you see is hard work, determination, proper diet, exercise, muscle memory, intermittent fasting, prison and genetics. You should try it sometime!! People love to throw shade on what shines. Stay in your own lane and run your own race cuz!! Do you even lift !? #clapbackseason.”

He posted his prison ID on Instagram

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RELEASED September 12, 2019

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The reality star seems to still be reflecting on his time in prison. He posted his ID on Instagram with the caption “RELEASED September 12, 2019.” His wife, Lauren commented with, “Comeback SZN.”

One fans asked, “Why are you proud of this??” He responded with, “Because the devil whispered in My Ear and said “ you can’t Withstand the Storm ! And I whispered back “ I AM THE STORM! “”

Sorrentino seems to be very open about what he’s gone through. Fans will have to wait and see if he’ll reveal more from the past few months.