Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino had a lavish wedding ahead of his prison term for taxes

Mike The Situation Sorrentino from Jersey Shore is about to go to prison to serve an eight month sentence for tax evasion, which is not surprising from a guy whose name evokes difficult circumstances. Before Mike serves his sentence he was able to have a lavish wedding though, which he can somehow afford despite owing so much money to the government he’s going to prison for it. (Also see: Teresa Giudice.) US Weekly has exclusive photos and quotes, which partially explains how he was able to pay for the wedding, along with the fact that it was all filmed for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Mike and his new wife, Lauren Pesce, will have to wait a while to live happily ever after as husband and wife. In the mean time they’ll always have their special day, which happened last week on November 1. Mike reportedly cried a lot.

Mike… cried happy tears throughout it all, telling Us Weekly that it was “like a fairy-tale come true.”

Pesce, 33, used Castle Couture to find her long-sleeved Pronovias gown and matching veil, and she couldn’t have been happier. “I know what I like! I’m very picky, so I’m very impressed,” she told Us about every part of the wedding.

The pair exchanged Layna Friedman rings on the big day at The Legacy Castle in New Jersey.

Pesce wore a nude lip and long eyelashes done by makeup artist Lauren D’Amelio, and the look lasted all day and night, although the couple cried through much of it! Luckily, they were able to get away and clean up in between the festivities. “We had a nice little retreat, like the bridal suite and the groom suite, and we were able to sneak up there,” she told Us. “We really took it in like, ‘This is our day and this is only happening once in our lifetime…’”

“I handpicked every single person we worked with,” the bride said, adding that they also collaborated closely with the 495 Productions team since the wedding was filmed for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. “We had a hand in every little detail, so I’m really proud of the people we chose to work with because they’re all such pros in their field.”

“I can’t believe that we were able to pull off such an unbelievably beautiful wedding like that,” the reality star told Us. “We’re on cloud nine right now. We had our wedding at a castle fit for a king and a queen.”

[From US Magazine]

I’m oddly fascinated by couples who look so alike they could be siblings. I try not to stare at people but I notice this, especially because my job involves seeing photos of famous couples. Mike and Lauren have the same nose, the same cute cheeks and even the same mouth, right? There are studies showing that people are attracted to partners who look like them, or more specifically their parents, but it’s unknown why this happens.

As for the subject of this post, this is typical reality star behavior. I used to get all upset about the sh-t Teresa Giudice pulled after she declared bankruptcy. She would routinely post to social media about her lavish lifestyle, including exotic vacations, parties and gifts she gave her kids. Tori Spelling does it too. They don’t care. Sometimes there are cameras there and we talk about it. Rinse and repeat. Some of them do go to jail, which is more than I can say for the current president.

The Jersey Shore guys did a little dance routine in red sweat suits. These reminded me of prison jumpers

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  1. Tiffany says:

    There is just something about seeing photos of Paulie D and the Get Tan Crew that just makes me giggle uncontrollably.

  2. Steff says:

    They look like Barbie and Ken got left out in the sun too long and melted. Sorry.

  3. Nancy says:

    I watched The Shore years ago for giggles. The Situation looks so different now. His jaw looks swollen and full of nuts stored for the winter (or maybe prison). They all hated him, maybe that’s why he’s so relieved he found his chicka, who by the way, does look distantly related @Celebitchy. Don’t dig too hard, might be a cousin. Eww, jk, I hope.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      he’s heavier, for sure, and that haircut is not doing him any favors.

      and she looks like a younger blond version of Teresa Giudice so I chuckled when she was mentioned.

      • Nancy says:

        I don’t think his hair seemed as dark back then. Haha, she does resemble Teresa. I literally watched her show ONE time, and that is when she went all postal and flipped the damn table. There were grandmas, kids, everybody at that restaurant and she’s cursing like a drunken sailor. I thought she was the strangest looking woman I had ever seen. Literally no forehead, a twohead…lol! Very strange, this woman wants to get pregnant while he’s behind bars, at least he’s not getting deported….hello Joe Giudice.

    • Erinn says:

      He was hooked on pills during the show. He’s supposed to be sober now, and has definitely gained weight since.

    • L84Tea says:

      He’s no James Bond, but he does look a lot healthier and less ridiculous.

      • Nancy says:

        You can’t tell in these pics, but I saw him on some show somewhere. His cheeks are out of proportion. I know or think he was on steroids. Don’t know if this can change one’s appearance somehow. All I know is that his face does not look natural. He’s a douche, but I always rooted for him because they all hated him so much. Always on the side of the underdog!

  4. Green Is Good says:

    So, any bets on the bride getting pregnant before he hits the big house?

    There’s the new storyline! Copyright!

  5. savu says:

    I saw something in Page Six about his fiance getting plastic surgery… she really did look better before 🙁 genuinely sad for her, it’s gotta be tough to be that beautiful and not happy with it. But they didn’t used to look that much alike!

  6. burdzeyeview says:

    I thought maybe they’d got each other a nose as a wedding gift…..

  7. DiegoInSF says:

    Awful hair on both.

  8. Kelly says:

    Eh, I think probably they were able to afford a lavish ceremony because MTV paid for it. Plus I think he’s really cleaned up his act right? I think I’ve read that he got sober, paid his back taxes and didn’t try to fight the charges. I’d guess there was still a good bit of money left after that considering how much they were banking back in the day, and he also has his latest checks from mtv to pay for it.

  9. Dani says:

    I hate that I know this but Mike paid back everything he owed, has been sober for a very long time and didn’t try to avoid charges. He also donates money to rehab patients to help them get treatment and has been doing motivational speaking at the rehab he went to. He’s really turned his life around and has tried to right all of his wrongs, has made amends with all of his cast members and is just trying to be better so good for him. Lauren was his girlfriend from college, so they go way back.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      Hi Mike!

    • detritus says:

      Yeah that’s my impression now too. Mike went from being one of the worst to actually being kind of okay? Better than the other dudes that’s for sure.
      Other gossip is that roger and JWoww have split (after months of rumours due to social media). He’s another one who changed and I’m not sure it was in a good way.

  10. L84Tea says:

    All jokes aside, her wedding gown was beautiful.

  11. Wellsie says:


    I mean… I hope they have a very happy life.

  12. Pandy says:

    His face reminds me of Brett Kavanaugh! I also have a personal dislike for those “I’m so picky” people. Bridezilla masquerade.