Doting dad Pauly D won’t be poppin’ bottles for his daughter Amabella’s first birthday. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the Jersey Shore star will not get to see his baby girl on her birthday, May 15, because he wasn’t able to work out a temporary truce with his baby mama.
According to the source, the DJ, born Paul DelVecchio, tried to work out an agreement for the special day, but couldn't agree on terms with Amabella’s mom — his former Las Vegas fling, Amanda Markert.
“He wanted to get Amabella for her birthday, but they’re still fighting in court over custody,” a source told Radar. “He’s hoping to have Amabella the week after… He will spoil her and loves her more than anything.”
In April, the reality TV star and Markert had worked out a temporary custody agreement, so he could regularly see his daughter, but nothing has been made official through the courts, according to the insider.
“Pauly and Amanda are still at odds over custody,” the source confirmed.
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, Radar previously reported..
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,” the proud papa told Radar. “She is beautiful.”