The Jersey Shore star was finally able to meet his daughter for the first time earlier this month -- but his contentious relationship with Amabella’s mother has forced him to turn to the courts to make sure he’s granted regular visitation, RadarOnline.com has learned.
“We’re working on that now. I really want to see Amabella in time for the holidays,” Pauly told Radar in an exclusive interview, noting that his second visit likely won’t happen until after Thanksgiving.
“I’d love to get her either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day,” he said at the F*ck Cancer New York City Charity Event on Nov. 21. “I want to see her as much as possible, but it’s a process."
Sources told Radar that Pauly will file for full custody.
Amabella currently lives in New Jersey with her mom, an ex-Hooters waitress who had a one-time hookup with Pauly D in Las Vegas last year.
The MTV star and the baby’s mother finally agreed to meet at an undisclosed location in New Jersey on Nov. 6.
Speaking to Radar, Pauly couldn’t stop gushing about meeting little Amabella.
“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 said.
Pauly plans to spoil his daughter and is buying lots of gifts for her first Christmas.
“She’s got to be fresh like her daddy. Dressing a little girl is cool. I never thought I’d have to do that, but it’s amazing. I find myself shopping online all day for her,” he said.