Just one day after the news broke that "Jersey Shore" star Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio is ecstatic to be a first-time father to a baby girl named Amabella, it's becoming clear that the situation is … complicated.
A source tells "omg! Insider" that the 33-year-old DJ is locked in a legal battle over custody with the baby girl's mother, whose legal name is Amareda but goes by Amanda. In fact, although Pauly D would like to see the 5-month-old bundle of joy, he hasn't met her yet.
The mom, according to TMZ, is a 25-year-old New Jersey woman who met Pauly in Las Vegas. The two were never actually a couple, but a source tells the website that "they straight up hate each other" now.
He reportedly questions whether she's a fit mother, in part because she once worked at Hooters. And we can only imagine how terrified she is about the kind of dad he might be after watching early episodes of his former MTV show!
However, Pauly D is thrilled to know that he has a little one running around — news that he only learned about recently — and is willing to financially support his daughter as the mother is requesting.
"Sometimes in life things aren't planned and they may even scare you at first, but they end up being a blessing — that is how I feel about having a daughter," he tells "omg! Insider." "I am looking forward to being a parent to her."
Two former "Shore" stars, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Samantha "Sammi Sweetheart" Giancola, showed support for their old roommate Tuesday.
Giancola tweeted, "So happy for @DJPaulyD !! Sending my love."
While Snooki gave a statement to Us Weekly: "YAY so happy for Pauly!! Now Lorenzo has a girlfriend! Pauly will be an amazing father."
Perhaps the others weren't sure how to react.
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