The Situation is making the best of an awful situation.
According to Mrs. The Situation, that is.
In the two days since Mike Sorrentino reported to prison - to begin an eight-month sentence after pleading guilty to tax evasion - the veteran Jersey Shore star has received an outpouring of support.
So says his wife, Lauren, in a status update she provided for fans via Twitter.
“Hi Everyone, it’s Lauren. Mike would like to thank all of his fans worldwide for the unbelievable outpouring of love & support,” she wrote on this social media platform last night."
She continued as follows:
"We speak everyday & he’s doing great. He’s received thousands of letters, he won’t be able to respond to everyone but wanted to express his gratitude.
"To each and everyone of you. Thank you from the both of us; it is truly heartwarming to have this support during this time. Lots of Love, Michael & Lauren Sorrentino."
Sorrentino pleaded guilty to lying about millions of dollars in earnings last January.
He was then sentenced to the aforementioned stint behind bars in October and reported to the clink this week.
Throughout this ordeal, the MTV personality has not made any excuses for his behavior or really looked for sympathy at all from fans. He's just trying to do his time at Otisville Federal Correctional Institution and move forward.
It helps, of course, to have Lauren by his side -- even if can't give her any of his man meat during any conjugal visits.
The newlyweds got married in November and she has remaiined nothing but positive and helpful while her husband deals with repaying society for his crime.
After he completes the eight months, Sorrentino will have two years of supervised release and 500 hours of community service.
This is in addition to a $10,000 fine and $123,000 in restitution, which he has already paid.
Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, were each indicted way back in September of 2014 for tax offenses and conspiring to defraud the United States.
They were accused at that time of failing to properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income from 2010 to 2012.
In April of 2017, the siblings were then indicted on additional charges including tax evasion, structuring and falsifying records.
Mike pled guilty to one count of tax evasion early last year, while Marc pled guilty to one count of aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return.
Last week, prior to becoming a ward of the state, Sorrentino gave a sweet shout-out to his wife on Instagram in celebration of her birthday, writing:
Happy Birthday to my wife, my love, My Laurens. You are beautiful inside & out and I’m very grateful to have you in my life.
You make me a better person and I promise to make you proud to call yourself Mrs. Sorrentino. Happy Birthday.
The Situation really does appear to have found a good one here.