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 thanks to the highly anticipated reunion special airing on E!, 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.
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Tea Party With My Princess pic.twitter.com/rFr9phQCZe— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) January 31, 2014
Tea Party With My Princess pic.twitter.com/rFr9phQCZe
“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.”
At this point, it remains unclear what Pauly D’s relationship with the three-year-old looks like. He hasn’t posted a picture of Amabella in a few years, which his former co-star, Angelina Pivarnick, finds odd.
“That’s just something I don’t get. I know that if I had a daughter, I’d be posting left and right about her,” she previously told Life & Style. “It just boggles my mind… I wonder what she looks like, you know what I mean? Because there’s like no pictures of her... If I had a baby with a guy and even if we’re not together, I’d want the guy to be in the kid’s life.”
Despite what Angelina thinks, former co-star Snooki exclusively 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 all together!'" 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."
Tune in on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 p.m. on E! to see the reunion special! Do you think he'll mention his little girl??
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of little Amabella!
Amabella joined her mom at the polls in November.