For Pauly D, poppin’ bottles has a whole new meaning these days. Eleven months after his daughter Amabella was born, RadarOnline.com has learned that the Jersey Shore star has made fatherhood a priority, and has worked out a temporary custody agreement with his baby mama so he can regularly see his daughter.
“Although Pauly and Amanda are still at odds over custody, he has finally been able to get visitation with his little girl,” a close pal exclusively told Radar.
The reality TV star (real name: Paul DelVecchio) confirmed last October that he had fathered Amabella with former Las Vegas fling, Amanda Markert.
Ever since, “He has seen Amabella a bunch,” the source says, even “having her for a few weekends on and off… And Amanda isn’t present during the visits.”
Sources told Radar last year that Pauly D put in a request for full custody, but in the meantime, the MTV star has been spoiling his little girl with lots of clothes, toys and a “ton of Jordan sneakers” to match her daddy, the source said.
When Radar caught up with Pauly in November, he opened up about meeting his daughter for the first time.
“I was nervous until I saw her face. When I saw her eyes light up and her arms reach out for me, it was an amazing feeling,” he told Radar at the F*ck Cancer charity event in New York.
“The first thing she did was reach for my hair,” he laughed.
“She is beautiful. She smiles all the time. Always smiling. I always smile, too, so she’s definitely my baby just by that big smile she has,” the proud papa gushed.
Pauly D isn’t the only Jersey Shore alum with his hands full. Former co-star Snooki and her fiancé Jionni LaValle — already parents to 17-month-old son Lorenzo — just announced they are expecting their second child. Meanwhile JWOWW and fiance Roger Mathews are expecting a baby girl.