In 2013, Amanda Markert was identified as the mother of DJ Pauly D’s child Amabella. Markert, who hails from New Jersey, had a one-night stand with Pauly D in Las Vegas, where he resides, and their union resulted in having a baby. According to Life and Style, Pauly D wasn’t told about his daughter until a couple months after she was born.
When news broke about Markert’s being the mother of Pauly D’s baby, her friend David Jordan wanted to set the record straight about her, telling us:
She’s the type of person that, when she’s around, everything just seems better. She’s a great and loving friend.
Amanda Markert was previously a Hooters waitress, but she also studied Forensic Psychology at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and previously attended Atlantic Cape Community College after graduating from Absegami High School. And, prior to daughter Amabella being conceived, Markert already had a son, Mikey, from a previous relationship. See a photo of Amabella and Mikey in the below Instagram post.
Photos of Amabella are absent from Pauly D’s Instagram account. His photos mainly consist of mirror pics, Jersey Shore throwbacks and photos of his DJ’ing at events. Former Jersey Shore co-star Angelina Pivarnick weighed in on this with Life and Style, saying:
That’s just something I don’t get. I know that if I had a daughter, I’d be posting left and right about her. It just boggles my mind… I wonder what she looks like, you know what I mean? Because there’s like no pictures of her … If I had a baby with a guy and even if we’re not together, I’d want the guy to be in the kid’s life.
Recently, another one of Pauly D’s former co-stars, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi said:
[I haven’t met his daughter] yet. It’s just hard because his daughter lives with her mother … she doesn’t live near us, so anytime Pauly has the daughter they’re at his house and Pauly lives in Vegas, which is hard! I’m like, ‘Pauly, bring the baby to Jersey and we can have a play date all together!’ It hasn’t happened yet, but he said he’s down to do it, we’re just waiting and seeing when we can do that.
In recent months, Pauly D ended his long-term relationship with singer Aubrey O’Day. While they were dating, Pauly D said that the relationship was so serious, she was the only woman he ever let meet his daughter. Pauly D explained to Too Fab:
[It was a] huge deal for me, that’s how you know I’m really taking it seriously. If she meets my mothers and my daughter, the two main women in my life … no one has ever met my daughter yet, she was the first one to meet her. That’s what I was looking for, so I’m really glad I went on the show to meet her.
O’Day and Pauly D first met while filming the reality show Famously Single.