As The Situation, 35, revealed earlier in the season, he’s been prepared to propose to Lauren, his college sweetheart who he’s known for over 15 years, for a long time, and the return of the MTV reality hit provided the perfect opportunity to do it.
“My dream was to have my proposal with all my best friends around me and I have that,” he said. “I just need them all the focus and help me get through this so I can do this proposal without a hitch. ”
Earlier this year, The Situation plead guilty to a charge of tax evasion, and is currently facing a maximum sentence of five years in jail. Through all of his struggles, including his journey to become sober, Lauren has remained by his side.
“The past year I’ve wanted to propose,” he said. “I’ve had this court situation kind of holding me back. And now it’s here and I’m ready.”
After going out for a very long dinner so the roommates could prepare the house for the proposal, Mike and Lauren returned home. Before he got down on one knee, Mike prepared a slideshow for his bride-to-be, that started off with this message: “I fell in love with you because you loved me when I could’ve even love myself.”
He then got down on one knee and said, “You’re my best friend, my college sweetheart, my better half, you make me a better person. Please make me the happiest man on earth, will you please marry me?”
“The odds were against me. People bet against me,” Mike said. “But against all odds, she’s been there through all the ups and downs, the good times and the bad.”
It looks like we should start preparing for some mini-Situations soon!