Jersey Shore star Mike Sorrentino's prison release date announced

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of Jersey Shore fame will be a free man this fall.

According to an Us Weekly report, published on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has revealed that the reality TV star will be released from prison on Sept. 13 of this year.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Sorrentino, 36, surrendered himself to the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, N.Y., earlier this week after receiving an eight-month prison sentence for tax evasion in October 2018. He also received a two-year sentence of supervised release and must perform 500 hours of community service. 

The MTV star, who recently celebrated three years of sobriety following a longtime battle with prescription medication, drug, and alcohol addiction, took to his Instagram Live on Tuesday, Jan. 15 to say goodbye to his fans. Just before entering the prison, he noted, "I want to put this behind me and move forward. The comeback is always greater than the setback."

Sorrentino's college sweetheart, Lauren Pesce, whom he married this past November, later shared an update about how her new husband's doing behind bars. 

"Hi Everyone, it's Lauren. Mike would like to thank all of his fans worldwide for the unbelievable outpouring of love & support," she tweeted. "We speak everyday & he's doing great. He received thousands of letters," the 34-year-old continued, adding, "He won't be able to respond to everyone but wanted to express his gratitude to each and every one of you. Thank you from both of us; it is truly heartwarming to have this support during this time. Lots of Love, Michael & Lauren Sorrentino."

Elsewhere in the Jersey Shore sphere, Sorrentino's longtime co-star Deena Cortese welcomed her first child with husband Chris Buckner, a baby boy nicknamed CJ, earlier this month. "Our Little Man has finally arrived," the new mom wrote on social media at the time, captioning a sweet video of her newborn son sleeping in the hospital. Alongside a number of blue and red heart emojis, she added, "Christopher John Buckner (CJ) born January 5th at 4:41 pm at a whopping 20.5 inches..6 Lb 8.5 ounces. Uhg mommy and daddy love you so much CJ .. youre our everything. i never thought i could love Chris anymore than i did until i saw him hold CJ."