The side-eye says it all! Lauren Sorrentino walked the VMAs red carpet with the cast of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation on Monday, August 26, but one key member was missing, Lauren’s man Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. Most of us know that Mike, 37, was absent because he is currently serving an eight-month prison sentence for tax evasion, but that didn’t stop people from asking Lauren, 34, were her plus one was, and she clearly didn’t like it.

“Where are the boys?” a reporter asked Lauren and the rest of the ladies of the shore: Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Deena Cortese and Angelina Pivarnick. The blonde beauty promptly grinned, tilted her head to the side and widened her eyes.

Lauren Sorrentino Side Eye Mike The Situation
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Lauren herself found humor in her telling expression and shared the video to her Instagram Story. “My face when she asks where my husband is … ,” she jokingly wrote on the video.

Overall, it looks like Mrs. Situation had a blast at the star-studded event. She stepped out in a gorgeous purple and black mini dress with gold details and looked chic in a slicked-back ponytail and Balenciaga handbag.

Although Mike couldn’t be by Lauren’s side, it looks like they will be reunited sooner than later. Dan Wise, a federal prison consultant, told the Asbury Park Press that Mike will be getting out of prison “any day now.” However, the New York native will most likely be released into a halfway house “which is no picnic,” Dan added. “My estimated guess is he’ll be going home any day now between now and early next month to a federal halfway house, where he’ll spend a couple of weeks before he goes to home confinement,” Dan told USA Today Network New Jersey on Monday, July 22.

Through it all, Lauren and Mike have remained positive. Clearly, she is taking notes from her man’s book and using humor and a smile to get through their time apart.

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