DJ Pauly D is so excited about his adorable 5-month-old baby, Amabella, but he’s still getting used to the idea of being a dad — especially because he didn’t even know about his daughter until after she was born!
We weren’t the first to learn that DJ Pauly D had a secret love child — but apparently neither was he! Amabella‘s mother, Amanda Markert, who had a one-night stand with the Jersey Shore star in Las Vegas in 2012, shockingly kept the baby a secret from him until she filed a paternity suit against him after giving birth. Read on for all the EXCLUSIVE details.
DJ Pauly D’s Daughter — The Moment He Learned He Was A Father Revealed
Although Amanda, 25, contacted Pauly, 33, after she found out she was pregnant, she made the decision to keep the baby on her own — without telling Pauly.
“Amanda reached out to say she was pregnant,” a source close to the new mom tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “At first, she wanted to have the baby, but then she said she made up her mind and wasn’t going to go through with it.”
Amanda obviously decided to have the baby after all, but she kept Amabella a secret from Pauly for months.
“After the baby was born, she filed the paternity suit. It all seemed to come out of left field,” the source reveals, adding that Pauly wasn’t aware Amanda had a child at home, and he has never seen the baby in person.
Whoa! Pauly definitely has a lot on his plate right now, but we’re hoping for a happy ending — at least for baby Amabella’s sake.
DJ Pauly D In Custody Battle With Baby’s Mother
Unfortunately, Pauly is already having legal issues with Amanda. He is reportedly in an ugly custody battle with her because he thinks she’s unfit to be a mom.
Pauly is concerned about the fact that Amanda used to work at Hooters and already has another child, according to TMZ. The picture Amanda took of Amabella in a high chair covered in $100 bills probably didn’t help either.
The two have reportedly filed dueling court docs because Pauly wants full custody of his adorable baby daughter, while Amanda is seeking child support.
Even though the baby came as a surprise to Pauly and he’s feuding with Amanda, he is still so happy to welcome the little bundle of joy into his life.
“I’m proud I’m a father,” he told TMZ. “I am excited to embark on this new part of my life.”
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Was it wrong for Amanda to keep Amabella a secret from Pauly? Let us know.
– Written by HL Staff, Reporting by Katrina Mmitzeliotis