In the years since the original Jersey Shore series aired, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, and Ronnie Magro-Ortiz have all gone on to start families. Most recently, Deena Cortese announced that she’s pregnant with a baby boy due in December! 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.
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. TMZ reported at the time that the duo was fighting over a custody agreement and that Amanda was demanding a hefty amount of child support.
However, based on a new snapshot the mama-of-one uploaded to Instagram Stories on Aug. 29, it seems Amabella is doing better than ever! The sweetest part? She looks just like her fist-pumping daddy.
Question is, does Pauly D get to see his not-so-little girl? 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 previously told Life & Style exclusively. “When she’s gone, my house just echoes.”
Pauly, who is 38 years old, was 32 at the time of her birth. Fans finally got to see what Amabella looks like in January of 2014 when he shared this photo below on social media and captioned it, “Tea Party With My Princess.” Cute, right? Unfortunately, there are still no public photos of Pauly D actually with his daughter.
As for more children in his future? Pauly D revealed to 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. Nowadays, you can catch him every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on MTV for Season 2 of Jersey Shore Family Vacation.
Scroll through the gallery below to see more photos Amabella!