Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation" Sorrentino and his wife, Lauren, revealed they suffered a miscarriage shortly after he was released from prison.
Lauren and her husband emotionally revealed their loss amid trying to start a family during Good Morning America's third-hour on Strahan, Sara & Keke.
Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion in 2018 and ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and complete 500 hours of community service.
Lauren recalled tracking her ovulation cycles, sharing that “it worked out perfectly” that she was ovulating at the same time he was released from the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, in September. The couple opened up about losing their first pregnancy six to seven weeks in."
It’s been months since Sorrentino was released from prison and more than a year since he and Lauren tied the knot in a highly publicized event that aired on the MTV reality series’ revival, “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation,” which just finished airing its third season. The couple’s engagement, wedding and legal issues have all been key plot points in recent episodes.
Calling the miscarriage “heart-wrenching,” Lauren remembered feeling grateful for her pregnancy, especially after waiting for her husband to come home. When they found out they were pregnant, she felt like, ‘This is why we went through all these challenges for years, and that it was our time and it was our blessing".
As for why she’s publicly revealing her miscarriage for the first time, Lauren said, “I didn’t want to hold this in. I wanted to share it for other people going through it and just be honest so I can kind of heal through the process.”
She continued: “I rely on my faith to get me through everything in life, especially the challenging things we’ve gone through. If I didn’t have my faith, I wouldn’t be here.”
The couple explained that they wanted to share this aspect of their lives, as negative as it is, because being on TV and letting the world into their story has helped them through struggles in the past.
“It was really difficult, and we share so much of our life and we’ve already shared so many negative things that we’ve gone through that I didn’t want to hold this in,” Lauren explained. “I wanted to share it with other people going through it and be honest so that I can heal through the process.”
According to Mike, during his prison sentence, his wife sent magazines every week including National Geographic and all the celebrity weeklies, helping him through the ordeal.