Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Dating Stunning Brunette Caitlin Wood (EXCLUSIVE)

By: Dylan Howard / April 20, 2012

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino turned up in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Friday to begin taping a new online television show, complete with a new brunette woman hanging off his arm. 

Celebuzz has learned the attractive model is 22-year-old Caitlin Wood, who lives in Los Angeles and is a former Miss Malibu contestant. The pair is “casually dating,” a source close to the MTV Jersey Shore cast-mate confirmed exclusively to this website.

“It’s a fledgling romance,” the insider added. “He is very excited to be spending some time with Caitlin while on the West Coast, before returning home. She’s wonderful for him. Believe it or not, it’s just his third girlfriend — ever.”

“The Situation” is in Los Angeles to film SituationTV, a new prank show airing on the internet streaming network FilmOn.

During a broadcast Friday, Sorrentino joked about his womanizing ways until he corrected himself and protested “not anymore.”

He said: “My longest relationship — well, I’ve had 2 — when I was 17 for two or three years and one more when I was 22, to 24. I’ve only had two girlfriends in my life and I didn’t want to waste anyone’s time in my life. This is the third.”

In March, Sorrentino, 29, checked into an undisclosed location to seek treatment because he had developed a problem with prescription medication due to exhaustion.

In a statement at the time, a rep for the reality star said he sought help because he needed “rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.”

Sorrentino is preparing to shoot the sixth season of Jersey Shore, which is set to begin filming this summer in Seaside Heights, N.J.

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