Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has a lot to be grateful for this Christmas.
The “Jersey Shore” star, 37, is celebrating four years of sobriety on Christmas Eve and in the gifting spirit, teamed up with Banyan Treatment Centers to give away a rehab stay for someone struggling with addiction. He will announce the recipient on the 24th.
Sorrentino has been vocal about his painkiller addiction while starring on the hit MTV show.
“It is pretty cool,” he recently told Page Six of his achievement. “I’m so excited because four years is a really big milestone and I feel like I really beat the odds. And I’m very grateful that I have my beautiful wife [Lauren Pesce] by my side. We’re sort of fighting the good fight and we’re sort of sharing the blueprint of what has worked for myself and our family.”
“Being sober and living a life of integrity has really opened up so many doors for me,” he added. “I feel like I’m really my best self right now, living my best life and now I want to share it and teach others to do the same.”
Sorrentino plans to spend Christmas with his wife and their families, after being released from prison in September following an eight-month sentence for tax evasion.
“Christmas is that much sweeter because I am home — last year, I believe I was about to go to into prison at that particular time period,” he said. “So as much as I was trying to be my best self, I had to put my head down and handle something. So this year I feel like we put that chapter behind us and now we can move forward and enjoy some of the beautiful chapters in our life.”
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