Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
The Situation hails from the show Jersey Shore
and he previously has been on the series with his longtime on-and-off girlfriend Lauren Pesce. On the show, the couple dealt with deception and trust issues. Lately, however, the couple appears to be going strong if their Instagram profiles have anything to say about it. In the past, The Situation has legal issues when it comes to addiction, as well as financial problems like alleged tax evasion. One big topic that The Situation fights with his brothers over is his past with drugs. With him completing rehab and putting it behind him, he wishes his brothers would do the same. As far as The Situation’s tax evasion charges are concerned, People
reports that he has multiple charges, alleging that he tried to cheat the government out of taxes on over $8 million in income. In a statement to People about his legal issues, The Situation said that: Obviously these certain circumstances that are going on right now aren’t the best, but I’m just living the simple life — I have a girlfriend, I’ve been clean and sober over a year and a half, I go to meetings, I take care of my body and I’m just kind of enjoying the next chapter of my life.
He then continued: I have a court case that’s in the media, and if I’m not healthy mentally and physically, I’m not going to make it to the end. If I was to be negative about it and be all stressed out and possibly take a substance to relieve my stress — I tried that two years ago, and it just makes things worse. I made that mistake already. Now I just try to live a positive life and be healthy and happy, and I value my peace today. I don’t want anything to take away from my peace.
The Situation maintains that he is 18 months sober, according to Page Six
, but there are promo clips that show him saying this may not be entirely true. We’ll have to wait and see what happens on the show this season. (WeTV)