JERSEY Shore star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino celebrated his status as a "free man" as he completed his community service sentence.
Last year, the MTV reality star was ordered to complete 500 hours of work in the neighborhood after his prison sentence for tax evasion.
The New York native and his brother Marc were indicted in September 2014 for conspiring to defraud the United States after allegedly failing to pay taxes from 2010 to 2012.
In September of 2019, the TV star was released from prison, which aired on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.
Today the dad of one took to Twitter to mark the milestone day and gushed: "Probation officer just left!!
"Community service completed. I’m a free man.
"Probation is over!! The Comeback is always greater than the Setback."
Mike's fans were quick to flood his timeline, with one writing: "Go Sitch! The greatest comeback in reality tv history!"
Another added: "Not only am I proud of you and everything you have accomplished by making positive changes but I’m also extremely humbled by the fact that you have openly taken us on a ride that demonstrates people are only human and you CAN be redeemed in the eyes of the public!"
One then surmised: "Yeah!!! Congratulations on completing it as successfully as you have. You are definitely a changed man, your roommates and Lauren are not the only ones who are proud of you!"
BACK ON TRACK
Mike's completion came after he was falling well behind on his hours last year, with a judge set to give him a written warning.
According to court documents first obtained by TMZ, the reality TV star's probation officer asked the courts to warn The Situation about completing his community service.
In December 2020 Mike had only completed 18 hours.
His probation officer claimed in the documents that she has reminded Mike "at nearly every interaction to find a venue for community service, including service that could be performed from home," but that he has made little attempts to complete the hours since his release in 2019.
The officer further claimed in the court documents that he was scheduled to volunteer in August but didn't attend due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A judge then wrote a warning for the reality TV star.
Mike, 38, his wife Lauren, 36, and their new baby boy, Romeo, are now enjoying the finer things in their seven bedroom, eight bath home in Holmdel, N.J.
The sprawling 9,800 square foot mansion is spread across four floors, boasting “brilliant natural light from the stupendous windows,” according to the property listing.
Additionally, the home “offers unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline from the top floor observation deck.”
The home had been remodeled in 2011 with the help of “renowned interior designer, Satomi Yoshida-Katz,” who was commissioned to “accentuate a glamorous & cosmopolitan connection through distinctive mediums & use of understated elements.”
The outside boasts a barbeque, outdoor lighting, a patio and a porch.
Mike and Lauren previously lived in an apartment complex in Long Branch, N.J. and Lauren remained at the apartment alone while Mike served out his sentence at the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution.
It appears the couple purchased the gorgeous home within a month after Mike was released from prison.
The couple has been open about having children, and this larger home seem suited to add more children to their brood.
The reality couple first shared their baby news in November, but their announcement aired with the cast of the MTV show in February.
Mike sobbed as they shared the exciting news with the Jersey Shore cast during the most recent season.
During a redo of Angelina Pivarnick's wedding to Chris Larangeira, The Situation spoke up, telling the crowd: "I would like to thank my wife."
The TV personality shared his gratitude for his wife's support on the crew's vacation, as he mentioned the "many amazing highs" they experienced.
Lauren then chimed in with: "I have one more little thing I want to share with everybody here."
The soon-to-be mom reached for a towel with the message "I'm Pregnant Too" and the entire cast began to scream and shout in delight.
Mike broke down in tears after announcing the baby news, as he hugged his longtime friends JWoww, Vinnie, and the rest of the group.
He gushed at the time: "We're just so happy and we've been through so much that I feel that's just going to make us such good parents.
"Being confined in this hotel during Covid makes us feel differently because 2020 has been like the worst year ever. Friends and family is all you got.
"We've had this experience for ten years and we feel it kind of falling apart sometimes. So the fact that we're able to save it makes me appreciate it a lot more," he said, in reference to the relationships the cast has formed over the past decade."
"I'm gonna be a father!" Mike bellowed as the episode came to an end.
Lauren told Mike she was pregnant for the second time on the show earlier in February, after suffering a devastating miscarriage in 2019.
The couple – who married in 2018 – waited a "long time" to try again after the loss, so the new baby came as an emotional surprise for both.
Lauren gave birth to little Romeo on May 26, 2021.
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