- 1 Early life and family
- 2 Educational background
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal life, husband Mike Sorrentino
- 5 Lauren’s hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- 6 Social media presence
- 7 Appearance, clothing style
- 8 Net worth and salary
Lauren Pesce Sorrentino is now not only a famous fashion and beauty blogger and Instagram personality, but the official spouse of Mike Sorrentino. He is a TV personality, and better known by his nickname “The Situation”, runs his own reality show called “Jersey Shore”, launched by MTV.
Early life and family
Lauren Pesce was born on 10 January 1985, in New Jersey USA, so holds American nationality, and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Lauren’s parents, who have been living together for more than 35 years, have three daughters – her elder sister’s name is Melissa, and the younger is Michelle, who was her Maid of Honor at Lauren’s wedding ceremony.
Her mother’s name is Mary Elizabeth Pesce, while her father’s name is still unknown. Lauren’s family has always been very religious, and she has attended church every Sunday since her early childhood. She is still very religious, and has a godson Luca Joseph, her sister Melissa’s younger son and her nephew. Lauren shared in one of her videos on her YouTube channel that her family was her biggest inspiration and energy source. According to the number of photos with her parents and sisters, they still often spend a lot of time together, not only for holidays, but for casual occasions too.
Lauren matriculated from her local high school in New Jersey in 2003, and then enrolled at LIM (Laboratory Institute of Merchandising) College, located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Founded in 1939, the college is famous for its high-quality education programs in such fields as fashion, business, retail. etc. Lauren graduated in 2007 with a BA in Fashion Merchandising. She also studied at Brookdale Community College, located in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
Being passionate about everything related to fashion, Lauren started working from her college days. She landed the position of an intern at Elle magazine, diving deeper into the fashion industry. Later she worked at Saks as an Associate Buyer for one of the most famous shoe designers, Giuseppe Zanotti. Later Lauren tried herself as an entrepreneur, and succeeded in real estate business, raising over $44,000 annually from this endeavor. She also runs her personal Instagram blog, followed by almost a million subscribers, as well as another fashion blog called “TheStyleBAE” (where BAE stands for ‘Before Anything Else’), but doesn’t have much time to update it as needed to keep its popularity with the audience.
Lauren’s stable popularity on Instagram gained her many commercial contracts with various brands and companies. Her constant partner has been Sperling Dermatology since the day they opened their branch in New Jersey, promoting their services and often sharing photos and videos of her having her routine procedures there. She also shares posts sponsored by such companies as 310 Nutrition, as Lauren promoted their weight loss shakes, FabFitFun, as Lauren reviewed their combo box of beauty and wellness products, and Get Into The Limelight, as she posted her photos using their tanning mousse.
Loving my hair for fall ? darkened my root and added some dimension ? thank you Industry Salon! ? pic.twitter.com/ZMKHv6AQTO
— Lauren Sorrentino (@lauren_pesce) November 2, 2019
Personal life, husband Mike Sorrentino
College sweethearts, Lauren Pesce and Mike Sorrentino met in 2004 in Brookdale Community College, where both of them studied in maths classes. In their video “GET TO KNOW THE SITUATIONS || COUPLES TAG”, Mike shares that he now understands that Lauren was playing tricks on him, pretending she didn’t get Maths, and copying his homework just to spend some time with him. Lauren laughs, revealing that in fact she was good at Maths as she was a buyer and just had no other choice, so she even found mistakes in Mike’s papers and corrected them in secret. Their first date happened on Memorial Day, as Mike had a family party, and Lauren came as a guest.
The couple also remembers their first kiss in 2004 in Mike’s old black BMW. Mike shared he was the first one to say ‘I love you’, as Lauren was more guarded, and wanted to feel their relationship to be in safer waters to reveal her real feelings. After dating for almost 15 years, the couple became engaged in April 2018 and married on 1 November that year. Their main wedding song was “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey, and the ceremony and all the preparations were filmed for Mike’s show “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars”. Lauren then shared multiple backstage photos and videos from the ceremony on her Instagram account.
Who is Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino?
Born on 4 July 1982 in New York City USA, Michael Sorrentino grew up dreaming about a career as a true celebrity. He never missed a chance to appear in magazines modeling underwear, or landing episodic roles in various TV shows. Getting started with “Jersey Shore” as his first reality show, Mike soon attracted a lot of attention thtough his personality. In 2010 he secured several commercial contracts with such companies and brands as Reebok Zigtech shoes, Devotion Vodka and GNC; he also wrote an autobiography, recorded a rap song, and even produced a DVD of his workout routine! Adding to this his own clothing line and other endeavors, and Mike managed to earn over $5 million in a year. Later he appeared in other shows, such as “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition”, “Worst Cooks in America” and “Dancing with the Stars”.
Mike Sorrentino is released from prison!
In April 2017 Mike faced serious problems with law, as he was accused of dodging taxes during the period 2010 to 2012. At the end of 2018 he was sentenced to eight months in prison, though could have received 20 years if his lawyers hadn’t done their work well. On 15 January 2019, not even half a year after his lavish wedding with Lauren, Mike was jailed, and was released on 12 September 2019. During his imprisoning, Lauren managed his Instagram account, promoting new episodes of the show “Jersey Shore”. Right after getting back home, Mike and Lauren became recovery advocates for Banyan Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center, and ambassadors of Hope’s Horizon Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center, located in Nottingham. Mike confirmed he battled with medication addiction for several years, and knew enough about that hard way, so he was ready to help others.
Lauren’s hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- Her favorite actor is Jackie Chan; her favorite actress is Rachel McAdams.
- Her favorite colors are blue and black.
- She likes dishes with seafood.
- Lauren’s favorite travelling destination is London.
- When she has a spare evening, she likes to watch TV for a while, following The Kardashians Show, and she also likes superhero movies, such as Avengers, Batman, Man of Steel, etc. She also enjoyed the Exhibit “A” series by Netflix.
- The Sorrentinos have a dog, a golden retriever named Moses, and Lauren even created a separate Instagram account for him called “The Mosey World”, which now has more than 20,000 subscribers.
- Lauren’s favorite cheat meal is bucatini carbonara and any kinds of pasta, as she is a big fan of Italian cuisine; she also likes lobster ravioli, and often orders restaurant delivery.
- Whenever she goes to Italy, she tried to learn some new recipes there – one of them was her favorite lamb chops and mushroom risotto.
- Mike once shared Lauren had a very weird habit to sleep sitting up. He admitted it made him feel creepy, as though he was in a horror movie.
Social media presence
Lauren uses social media platforms as the main tool for developing her career. Her official Instagram account gains her up to $4,500 per sponsored post, and she also has separate profiles for her endeavor “TheStyleBAE” on Twitter and Instagram.
Appearance, clothing style
Lauren has long bleached blonde hair, and grey eyes; she likes wearing hair extensions. Lauren is 5ft 4ins (1.6m) tall, weighs around 123lbs (56kgs), and her vital statistics are 33-26-32. Lauren doesn’t hide the fact of her undergoing rhinoplasty in August 2018. She shared her emotions, experience and thoughts on the surgery on her YouTube channel, asking her surgeon, Dr. Tutela, the most frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty, its risks and recovery process.
She also shared that Mike spent a week with her in The Plaza hotel, where he helped her to recover during the first days after the surgery. She also does Botox injections, and is often criticized for it by her fans and followers, who think she shouldn’t use such tools, and so ruin her natural beauty. Lauren didn’t announce her breast plastic surgery, but subscribers who followed her for several years in a row noticed the changes, and asked her to admit her breast enlargement, but Lauren keeps silent. As to her clothing style, Lauren likes everything with wild animal prints and patterns, and often sticks to a casual style in clothes. She likes wearing jackets, and her favorite shoes are Sketchers.
Net worth and salary
As of 2019, Lauren’s net worth is reputed to be close to $4 million, accumulated from her various business activities in the last 10 years. As to her husband, Mike Sorrentino, his net worth is estimated to be around $300,000; at the peak of his career, Mike got up to $150,000 per episode in “Jersey Shore”, and his overall net worth was estimated to be around $10 million. However, he had to pay over $9 million in restitution according to the court’s decision, after he was convicted of tax avoidance. Mike is getting back to his normal life after being released from prison, and still benefits from his clothing line “The Sitch Store” and other commercial contracts.