From partying to pacifiers, DJ Pauly D is about to transition from a New Jersey party animal into the role of a hair gel-happy dad. On Oct. 22 it was revealed that the 33-year-old former Jersey Shore star had a secret love child, a baby girl who was the result of a one night stand in Las Vegas.
TMZ has since revealed that Pauly D (real name: Paul DelVecchio) is the father of a five-month-old baby girl named Amabella and his baby mama is former Hooters waitress and current VIP hostess Amanda Markert.
"I'm proud I'm a father," Pauly D told Us Weekly. "I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."
Markert works with VIP bottle service at the Pool After Dark nightclub in Atlantic City. She and the MTV star reportedly hooked up in Las Vegas in August 2012 where Pauly D was spinning.
On Aug. 21, 2012, she tweeted, "Correction: I CAN handle Vegas; consider me the 2012 NJ style Cinderella."
She also retweeted several tweets from the Pool After Dark handle announcing DJ Pauly D's upcoming performances.
According to her Facebook page, Markert graduated from Absegami High School in Absecon, N.J. in 2005 and attended Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, N.J. The page also lists Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where she says she's currently studying forensic psychology.
Markert also has an older son named Mikey with another, as-yet-unidentified father. She posts regular partying photos on her Instagram account, including a picture with Rob Kardashian and Brody Jenner, when the famous reality stars visited Pool After Dark in September 2012.
No news yet on whether Markert and Pauly D have been in contact, but on Oct. 23, she took to Twitter to talk about the news surrounding her infant daughter.
"I can't understand how and why people are so cruel and negative!" she tweeted. "My goodness, give it up already!"
"My poor, innocent daughter being exploited," she added. "People should be ashamed involving an infant."