Jersey Shore's The Situation to wed before prison

Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is gearing up for a big wedding.

Radar Online reports that Sorrentino is planning to marry fiancée Lauren Pesce in late September or early October 2018. Why the rush? Well, the gossip rag notes that Sorrentino wants to wed Pesce before he begins his prison sentence. He's scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 7, 2018, but he won't have to report to prison until 30 to 60 days after his sentencing. So, that gives Sorrentino a little bit of time to say, "I do."

A source told Radar that Sorrentino and Pesce are currently trying to nail down a date, wedding location, and reception venue. And while his prison time will certainly cut into their first year together as a married couple, Pesce will reportedly stick by her man regardless of how long he'll be behind bars. "They are both hoping for leniency. But it does not matter to Lauren how long he has to go to prison," the source shared. "She will stand by him no matter what. She will be visiting him in prison as often as she is allowed."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Sorrentino pleaded guilty to tax evasion on Jan. 19, 2018. He and his brother, Marc, had allegedly failed to pay taxes on $8.9 million between 2010 and 2012. Sorrentino could face up to five years in prison as well as a fine of up to $250,000.

While he waited for his sentencing, Sorrentino starred on Jersey Shore Family Vacation. The show documented his proposal to Pesce, whom he'd started dating in college. Though they broke up shortly before the first season of Jersey Shore started filming, they later got back together in 2012.

Sorrentino and Pesce announced their engagement long before the episode detailing the reality TV star's proposal aired. In an Us Weekly exclusive, Sorrentino shared, "I'm currently living the dream and proposed to my college sweetheart, Lauren Pesce, amongst my best friends on the biggest reality show in the country. We are so proud and excited to share this chapter of our story with the world."

Pesce also posted a photo showing off her engagement ring, writing, "I said YES."

According to Sorrentino himself, his wedding to Pesce will be filmed and will air during the second season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation. So Jersey Shore fans, get ready to see your faves party hard at a wedding!