Family first. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino looks like a new man in the very first photos released of the Jersey Shore star at the New York correctional facility. The MTV alum was in great spirits while being visited by his costars Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly D as well as his loving wife, Lauren.

In the new snaps shared to his Instagram page on May 3, Mike, 36, shows off his bulked up figure in a grey jumpsuit with a white shirt underneath. It appears that he’s hitting the prison gym as much as Snooki said! “Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do,” he captioned the pics of their reunion.

Several fans were glad to see Mike surrounded by love. “He looks amazing so glad all of you are there to support him,” one fan wrote in the comment section. “Knew he was gonna get jacked again! That’s my boy! #fitspiration,” another added, while a third chimed in, “Mikey! Looking fit my man! I bet this has been a humbling situation! We all miss you and hope you’re doing well!”

The Jersey Shore star is currently serving an eight-month prison sentence for tax evasion at Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in New York and his release date is reportedly set for September 13, 2019. On the bright side, it looks like he’s making the most out of his time.

When Mike gets out, his costars Pauly and Vinny plan to throw him a big party. “That goes without saying,” Vinny, 31, told In Touch in April and of course, Pauly is totally on board with the idea. “Yeah. We’re definitely going to do it up big when he gets out. Definitely, big time. Big party.”

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