These once-popular reality stars managed to ruin their fame by spreading vicious rumors, getting locked up, and threatening to harm their co-stars, among other offenses. Here’s how your former favorite TV personalities ruined their careers.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino made his ascent into B-list celebrity status after appearing on the MTV reality series Jersey Shore. His bizarrely charming personality and rock hard abs proved to be bankable assets, so the cash started pouring in.

Apparently, neither Sorrentino’s abs nor charm worked on the federal government. According to TMZ, the reality star’s life did a 180 when he was nabbed by the IRS for failing to pay taxes on nearly nine million dollars in earnings.

Forbes reported that Sorrentino entered a guilty plea on one count of tax evasion in January 2018 while his brother, Marc, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return.

The disgraced reality star began his 8-month prison sentence at Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York in January 2019. But before he left, The Situation had one final farewell shindig: his November 2018 wedding to longtime girlfriend, Lauren Pesce, followed by a honeymoon in the Santa Catalina mountains.

It’s bittersweet the newlyweds will spend their first few months as husband and wife away from each other. Luckily, once Sorrentino’s sentence is over, he can reunite with her and his Jersey Shore Family Vacation cast mates, since MTV gave the reality show reboot the green-light for Season 3.

Prison first, but GTL forever!

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Richard Hatch, prison survivor | 7:36
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