Break out then Funfetti cake, folks!
Big Daddy Sitch is coming home!
Yes, after serving eight months on tax evasion charges, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was released from federal prison Thursday morning.
Along with his brother, Marc Sorrentino, the Jersey Shore star pled guilty to one count of tax evasion in January of 2018.
The wheels of justice turned slowly and it wasn't until January of 2019, that Sorrentino began serving his sentence at Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York.
Moments ago, The Sitch hit up to Twitter to share the news of his release with fans:
Mike and his new wife, Lauren, also issued a pre-written celebratory statement to People magazine.
“We look forward to continuing our life as husband and wife and working on baby situations!” the Sorrentinos said.
“We are elated to finally close this chapter of our life. Thank you to our family, friends and fans for the continuous love and support during this time, it brought us so much peace and comfort,” the happy couple continued.
“We truly believe that the comeback is ALWAYS greater than the setback and we can’t wait to show the world ours.”
On both social media and reality TV, Mike's long legal battle was put on display for an audience of millions.
To his credit, Sorrentino never seemed to mind, and he remained committed to his goals of remaining sober and helping others do the same.
The former Shore villain turned his life around following the 2014 arrest that started his downfall, and many were surprised that the judge in his case was not more lenient in the sentencing stage.
Equally surprising is the fact that Sorrentino served every day of his 8-month sentence and did not qualify for early release.
Through it all, Mr. and Mrs. Situation remained refreshingly candid with fans, even documenting Mike's final moments before prison on Instagram.
And while Mike is undoubtedly thrilled to be a free man, there are still several hurdles ahead of him.
Following a 24-hour period of "supervised release," Mike will likely be remanded to a halfway house, and it may be months before he's permitted to take up residence at home with Lauren.
He'll also be required to serve 500 hours of community service and will remain on probation for a period of time that has not yet been made public.
But the important thing is -- the worst is behind him.
Our sincere congratulations go out to Mike and his loved ones.