Reality television star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino thrilled his 2.4 million Instagram followers with his latest share, a throwback shot that showed him and his wife, Lauren Sorrentino, back in their younger days. He used a hashtag to identify the two as college sweethearts in the caption, suggesting the photo was taken in their college days.
The picture had irregular edges and appeared to have perhaps been cut out of another shot. Mike and Lauren sat at a wooden table and Mike stared right at the camera, flashing a pearly white smile while placing one elbow on the tabletop. He wore a red graphic T-shirt and bright yellow bracelet.
Lauren appeared to be perched on Mike's lap, and she was glancing at something off camera rather than looking right at the lens as Mike was. She wore a pair of jeans and a pale blue top with a unique neckline and sleeves that came to her elbows. The open neckline revealed a hint of skin and also showed off a nude bra strap.
Lauren's hair was pulled back away from her face, and while she has blond locks nowadays, she appeared to have darker hair back in college. She kept her accessories simple, wearing a bracelet on one wrist and a very thin gold ring.The duo seemed to be sitting in a kitchen, as there was a stove and countertop with a coffee maker atop it visible in the distance. Lauren held several cards in her hands, suggesting that they may have been playing a card game when the picture was taken. A Smirnoff Ice beverage and a small jar of lip balm were placed on the table nearby.
Mike paired the throwback shot with a sweet caption, and his followers couldn't get enough. The post received over 122,900 likes within just one hour, including a like from his Jersey Shore castmate. Jenni Farley. It also racked up 1,157 comments in the same brief time span.
"The world needs more Laurens," one fan wrote, referencing the nickname that Lauren goes by.
"I just watched the episode where you proposed today! Love it," another follower added.
"I'm so inspired by you and Laurens, please write a book one day about your love story," a third fan remarked.
"This is a beautiful picture of you two. You're a lucky man Sitch," another follower commented.
Earlier this month, as The Inquisitr reported, Mike shared a sweet snap taken when he and several friends and family members were out celebrating his birthday at a restaurant in New Jersey.