So that whole tanning salon brawl involving Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino last month? Sounds like it was a real family affair.

Initial reports claimed Mike threw down with brother Frank at the fam’s Boca Tanning Club but now E! Online hears it was actually his mom who really left a mark. Yep, his mom.

Mike’s older brother, Marc, tells the outlet that mom Linda is behind that shiner his baby bro sported in photos after the June 17 throwdown. “I’m going to let you in on a secret: Mom is the one who got him,” Marc tells E! while chatting with the outlet about the family’s new reality show, The Sorrentinos. “She got him with a left,” he adds. “Mom’s the tough one.”

Not that Linda didn’t walk away without some injuries of her own. “Yeah, I broke my finger,” she chimes in. I just got it out of the sling.”

But Linda wasn’t going in to bust up her kid (thank heavens!). “I was trying to break him and Frank up and I think I missed,” she explains. You know the rest: a bruised and bloody Jersey Shore star ends up arrested and in jail with a charge of simple assault.


As for what Mike has to say about the whole — wait for it — situation? “At the end of the day, we are all family,” he explains. “Everybody has a brother or sister they fight with. Our fight just happened to make national headlines.”

Source. E! Online

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!