In the four years since Jersey Shore ended, Snooki and JWoww have gone on to start families, welcoming two kids each. But fans often forget that Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio has a daughter too! And now that the famous fist-pumpers are back in the spotlight, fans are wondering what Pauly's daughter looks like now!
It was revealed in October 2013 that the reality star’s one-night stand with a woman named Amanda Markert in Las Vegas resulted in the birth of a baby girl named Amabella Sophia. He wasn’t told about the child until she was a couple months old.
Tea Party With My Princess pic.twitter.com/rFr9phQCZe— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) January 31, 2014
“I'm proud I'm a father. I am excited to embark on this new part of my life,” the MTV star said at the time. In January 2014, he shared his first photo of the tot, writing, “Tea Party With My Princess.”
TMZ reported back in 2013 that the duo was fighting over a custody agreement, and that Amanda — who used to work as a Hooters waitress — was demanding a hefty amount of child support and had been “treating the kid like a winning lottery ticket.” She even posted a controversial photo of Amabella surrounded by $100 bills.
Amanda and Amabella in April 2016. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
“My poor, innocent daughter being exploited,” the then 25-year-old tweeted after receiving backlash. “People should be ashamed involving an infant.”
As for more babies in his future? Pauly D tells Life & Style exclusively, "Yes with the one I marry." The reality star spoke to us fresh off the heels of performing his residency in Atlantic City, NJ — where he spins at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort. Of course, his former MTV castmates were on hand for the occasion as well.
His former co-star Snooki previously told Life & Style that she'd be more than happy to host a playdate for the kiddos. Unfortunately, the circumstances with custody make arranging things tough.
"[I haven't met his daughter] yet," she said. "It's just hard because his daughter lives with her mother...she doesn't live near us, so anytime Pauly has the daughter they're at his house and Pauly lives in Vegas, which is hard!"
Despite the distance, Snooks is trying to make it happen. "I'm like, 'Pauly, bring the baby to Jersey and we can have a play date altogether!'" she said. "It hasn't happened yet, but he said he's down to do it, we're just waiting and seeing when we can do that."
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of little Amabella!