In the six years since Jersey Shore ended, Snooki and JWoww have gone on to start families, welcoming two kids each. Most recently, Ronnie Margo welcomed a new baby girl on April 3 with girlfriend, Jen Harley. But fans often forget that Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio also has a kid because he's rarely seen with the sweet little girl in public. So, does Pauly D see his daughter? Simply put, yes... but his heart definitely aches for her when they're apart.
"I miss her voice when she's gone, running around, being loud," Pauly told Life & Style exclusively. "When she's gone, my house just echoes."
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. Pauly, who is 37 years old, was 32 at the time of her birth. Fans finally got to see what Pauly D's daughter looks like in January of 2014 when he shared this photo below on social media and captioned it, "Tea Party With My Princess." Unfortunately, there are no public photos of Pauly D actually holding his baby girl.
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.
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 at the time.
"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 added. "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!