Jersey store: family vacations Star Mike "The Situation,quot; Sorrentino is finally on the other side of a long legal battle over tax evasion charges that resulted in the 37-year-old spending eight months in federal prison. And he was able to overcome everything while staying sober. This month, Sorrentino celebrates four years of sobriety, and says he is now living his best life.
Sorrentino spoke with We weekly this week, and said he is grateful for being clean and sober for four years and for being the best of himself. Then he added his new phrase: "The return is really greater than the reverse."
Technically, Sorrentino will not reach four years until December 24, but the reality star enjoys celebrating throughout the month of December. He says he hopes his sobriety trip can inspire others.
"I am showing my friends, family and fans, for example, that their current situation is not their final destination and that they never give up," Sorrentino said.
Less than three months after his release from the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville in New York, Sorrentino celebrated his best life and his sober anniversary with a social media publication that presents him in full dress.
Sorrentino's wife, Lauren Pesce, wrote in the comments that he is an inspiration and is very proud to call her husband. Last month, the couple celebrated their first anniversary, and their second Christmas together as husband and wife will be very different compared to last year.
During the holiday season in 2018, the newlyweds had to deal with the pending imprisonment of Sorrentino after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion. And they knew that as soon as the vacation ended, he would go to federal prison for most of his first year of marriage.
But now, all of that is behind them. And, with Sorrentino coming to the fourth anniversary of his sobriety, he decided to create a vacation treatment grant with the Banyan Treatment Centers to help other people in need.
Sorrentino is paying it by covering a person's costs to complete the 30-day alcohol and drug treatment program in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Before cleaning in 2015, Sorrentino struggled with his addiction to prescription drugs, such as Xanax and oxycodone. He registered at a Utah rehabilitation center in 2012, but a few months later he suffered a relapse.
In addition to continuing his sobriety during his time in prison, Sorrentino also lost 35 pounds while exercising and eating as clean as possible behind bars. And, now that he is a free man, he continues his clean lifestyle with regular workouts.
Jersey Shore: family vacation He will return to MTV in 2020 for the second half of season 3, which will feature the release of Mike Sorrentino from prison.