Indeed, Sorrentino had plenty of romances throughout the show, including one with Paula Pickard. That’s not even getting into his memorable fling with twins Erica and Brittany. Yet before he started filming Jersey Shore, he’d actually broken up with his girlfriend, Lauren, who he’d known since college.
The pair met in a math class while attending community college, and they ended up dating for about four years. It didn’t last that time around, but when they broke up in 2009 it was amicable. “We had gone our separate ways, but we parted on good terms and always kept in touch,” Pesce told Us Weekly in May 2015.
Pesce didn’t watch her ex-boyfriend’s reality show much, however. But when she did tune in, she didn’t always approve of what she saw. “I definitely didn’t follow some of the crazy stuff going on in Jersey Shore,” she explained to Us Weekly. “I didn’t like a lot of the things he did, but we weren’t together!” She added, however, that she “was just glad he had found success.”