She’s getting so big! DJ Pauly D (real name: Paul D. DelVecchio Jr.) first revealed he had a daughter in October 2013 – and since then fans have been able to watch her grow. The jerseyshore The star officially introduced her followers to daughter Amabella Sophia in January 2014, sharing a photo as they played pretend with a plastic tea set. Over the years, he continued to share updates on how she was doing.
“I’m proud to be a father,” Pauly first said TMZ when the news broke in 2013. “I’m thrilled to be embarking on this new part of my life.”
The MTV star and the mother of her daughter, a woman named Amanda Markert, met in Las Vegas and hit it off. The couple shared a one-night stand before going their separate ways – and it wasn’t until later that Amanda found out they would become parents. After welcoming her daughter in May 2013, she broke the news to Pauly.
But reality show is a big part of her father’s life, Amabella has yet to be in the spotlight. In the spring of 2019, however, her father opened up about their relationship during an episode of Double shot at love. If he was hoping to find The One on the dating show he shared with BFF Vinny Guadagnino, he wanted to be open that there was already at least one girl who owned his heart. But that didn’t mean he was ready to introduce his daughter to the reality stars. Instead, he brought a child actor onto the show to rank his love interests and see how they handled it.
Looks like the trick would be down the aisle of the real Amabella. “She’s my mini-me. I look at her and I see myself — the way she acts and everything,” he said on Live with Kelly and Ryan in April 2019. “She’s also a prank war champion. She pranks me, she hides my phone.
Amabella is also following in her father’s footsteps in other ways. “She knows I’m a DJ, she knows I have these huge crowds and I’m a big influence and she knows what a [influencer] is,” Pauly explained to We Weekly in May 2019. “She calls me famous when I go to the airport. …People are shouting my name and she sees it. …I tell him that I use it for good, to raise awareness [important] cause. »
That doesn’t mean Amabella will be making her reality TV debut anytime soon. For now, the father is trying to shield her from the spotlight. “She knows [about Jersey Shore]but she’s not allowed to watch it,” he said. Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. “It’s a little too risky.”
As Pauly D continues to busy himself with his DJ career, it looks like his daughter is in good hands with her mom. Amanda shares occasional updates featuring Amabella, showing how old she has reached.
What does Amabella look like nowadays? Check out the gallery below to see her grow.