Credit: SWAP/Splash News Photo: The Situation at LAX 11/22/11

The rumor mill has run wild recently when it comes to the situation with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. At the Season 4 Reunion Show of Jersey Shore, it was pretty clear that the Sitch had no female friends going into Season 5. And his boys seemed to be keeping their distance.

Snooki, of course, thought Mike was as evil as a pale thigh. The gossip he spread during Season 4 about Snooki allegedly going down Mike’s Shore infuriated her, especially when he threatened to tell her beau Jionni. Snooki’s hate of Mike spread off-camera as well, with The Sitch notably left out of cast press outings, including the 2011 VMAs.

All things considered, we’re delighted were we to see a smiley Mike in these photos, catching a flight from LA to Miami, after making a very classy hot pink-and-leather-clad appearance on the American Music Awards red carpet on Sunday, November 20th.

Do all these genuine happy faces mean that Mike is keeping his head high amidst all the drama with his cast?

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