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Reality Star Mike Sorrentino Celebrates 8 Years of Sobriety: ‘My Biggest Flex’

Photo from Mike Sorrentino’s Instagram

Reality Star Mike Sorrentino Celebrates 8 Years of Sobriety: ‘My Biggest Flex’

By Movieguide® Contributor

After partying it up for years on JERSEY SHORE, Mike Sorrentino is celebrating eight years of sobriety, something he is even more thankful for now that he has kids.

“My biggest flex is being a sober dad,” Sorrentino posted on Instagram with a picture of his 2-year-old son, Romeo Reign.

To celebrate his long freedom from drugs and alcohol and inspire others, Sorrentino wrote an autobiography explaining how substance abuse brought him to rock bottom and how he has found freedom since.

“’Reality Check’ is my story of hope, loss, love, and redemption. About hitting rock bottom but never giving up. It’s the first time I’ve been able to truly share my full story, and I didn’t leave anything out,” Sorrentino said.

“It was important of me to be completely honest about how deep my drug addiction ran and to tell all the crazy stories from those years, as well as how hard I worked to find a lasting sobriety,” he continued. “I wrote about trying heroin, losing the love of my life, finding myself broke and homeless, and how when everything seemed lost, I refused to give up.”

Thanks to his sobriety, Sorrentino has been able to celebrate five years of a healthy marriage with his wife. Together, they share Romeo Reign, 2, and Mia Bella, 10 months, with a third child on the way.

“I’ll be honest with you. I’m happy to make it this far,” Sorrentino told PEOPLE. “I was so wild in my twenties and thirties that being the family man that I am today – eight years sober in December, a dad of two, married five years in a happy, healthy marriage – I’m killing the game.”

Movieguide® previously reported on sobriety:

In a recent interview, Lucy Hale opened up about her struggle with alcoholism and the freedom she has found since getting sober.

“I have never talked publicly about being sober—I have a little over a year of sobriety,” Hale said. “I have been working on getting sober since I was 20; I’m 33. It took time. It took patience with myself.”

Hale has struggled with alcohol since her first experience drinking when she was only 14. 

“I just held on to that belief that the real Lucy came out when she was drinking,” Hale said. “It also quieted my mind…my brain just doesn’t shut off and it’s exhausting. I was a textbook binge drinker, blackout, wouldn’t remember what I did or what I said, which is scary.”

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