Pauly D will meet his 5-month-old baby for the first time today ... TMZ has learned.
We've learned the MTV star and his baby mama Amanda Markert have hammered out a temporary truce in their ongoing custody battle -- and Amanda has agreed to let Pauly meet their daughter Amabella.
Sources close to Amanda tell TMZ ... the meeting will take place at a neutral location somewhere near Amanda's home in New Jersey sometime in the next few hours.
It's a huge step for the parents -- who've hated each other's guts ever since the baby was conceived during a drunken night in Vegas back in 2012. Amabella was born back in May.
Pauly is fighting Markert for full custody of the little girl ... accusing Amanda of being a horrible mom who's using the baby as leverage for fame and to get money from him.
Markert says Pauly's interest in his daughter is all for show and is not real.
A rep for Pauly D had no comment.
Good to see they've put their differences aside ... at least for now.
Baby Mama Won't Let Me See My Baby Alone
10/30/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D has just been REJECTED by his baby mama ... who says she will NOT let him visit his 5-month old daughter unsupervised.
Pauly's lawyer sent a letter to Amanda Markert's attorney, requesting that Pauly get visitation of the little girl, Amabella, for 2 weeks beginning today.
TMZ has learned ... Markert's lawyer told Pauly's mouthpiece to pound sand, saying Pauly cannot take the baby unsupervised for that period of time. So it seems she might be open to visitation if she or someone else she chooses is present.
Our sources say Pauly D's lawyer has agreed to supervised visitation but now all they're getting is radio silence.
Pauly's rep tells us, "Paul and his entire family are eager to meet and spend time with Paul’s daughter. Paul has been requesting visitation for quite some time now, but his requests have either gone unresponded to or denied. He and his family are committed to being a significant part of his daughter’s life and are excited to make that a reality. "
My Baby's Gorgeous
Looks Just Like Me
10/28/2013 1:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D strolled through a New Orleans airport this weekend, but his ego stretched to Texas ... because his adoration for his 5-month-old baby is partly that she looks like him.
Pauly still hasn't met his kid ... it seems there's some jockeying going on. Although he's clearly the dad, he hasn't gotten a judge to sign off on visitation rights, and the baby mama seems to have cash -- not visitation -- on her mind.
Pauly says he's looking forward to playdates witth Snooki's baby son. Let's hope down the road the playdates don't end up in a drunken Vegas liaison.
Pauly D's Baby Mama
I'm No Druggie Stripper
Baby Daddy #1: Yes You Are!
10/25/2013 1:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D's got his work cut out for him with his new baby mama -- so claims the daddy of her 1st child ... who has some serious words of warning for the "Jersey Shore" star.
Meet 33-year-old Lance Gerbino, the father of Amanda Markert's 5-year-old son. His friend just posted this video on Instagram, where Lance calls Amanda a crazy "drug addict stripper" -- something she strenuously denies.
Lance is no angel himself -- as we reported, one reason Pauly wants full custody is because there's a felony drug arrest warrant out for him, and he thinks there's a danger if Lance comes in contact with the baby.
As for Amanda, her lawyer tells us, "Amanda is an extremely wholesome young lady who is goal oriented." He adds she's never been a stripper and has absolutely no drug issues.
BTW ... Lance's friend has taken the video off Instagram.
RIPS BABY MAMA
... She's Using My Baby for Fame
10/25/2013 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D says his baby mama is a shameless fame whore who's treating their daughter like a winning lottery ticket ... and he won't let her keep him from seeing his little girl.
Pauly was rollin' through the airport in North Carolina this morning when he was asked how he felt about becoming a dad.
"I want to give the baby the best life she ever had," Pauly said.
He also joked that D.T.F. no longer means, "Down to F**k," ... it's now, "diapers, tantrums and formula."
But that terrible joke aside, Pauly says he's ready to go to war with Amanda Markert because, "I want my baby."
For what it's worth ... Amanda claims she hasn't made a cent off the news Pauly's gonna be a daddy. As we previously reported, she's calling for a peace treaty -- but it's clear, Pauly ain't lookin' for an olive branch.
'Jersey Shore' Vinny
I Use TWO Condoms
Don't Wanna Pull a Pauly D
10/25/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Jersey Shore" star Vinny Guadagnino says he doesn't wanna knock up any ex-Hooters waitresses like Pauly D ... so he makes sure to wear a jimmy hat -- on top of his condom.
Vinny was strolling through NYC when we asked about co-star Pauly D's baby mama drama ... and he was pretty open about the whole thing.
V.D. says he's not lookin' to knock up ANYONE ... so when he bangs around, he double bags his junk ... just in case. No love child for this Guido.
Fun Fact -- Wearing two condoms actually INCREASES the chance of pregnancy ... 'cause the friction can break the condom (duh, remember 4th grade sex ed?)
Good luck Vinny!
Baby Mama to Pauly D
Don't Take Our Little Girl
I Want a Peace Treaty
10/25/2013 5:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The chick Pauly D knocked up claims she's no longer looking for a custody war, and is now willing to accept co-parenting with him -- but TMZ has learned the "Jersey Shore" star has serious concerns about another guy in her life.
Amanda Markert called in to TMZ Live to talk about Pauly's fight to gain full custody of their 5-month old daughter, Amabella -- and said, "I would hope that no one would ever want to take an infant away from her mother, and I'm hoping that she can have 2 parents in her life that can get along together."
That's a huge shift -- as we first told you, Amanda and Pauly basically hate each other -- and she confirmed they've had no relationship whatsoever since their one-night stand in Las Vegas.
Sources close to Pauly tell us one of the reasons he wants full custody is because Amanda's first baby daddy (of her 5-year-old son) is currently a wanted man for felony drug charges.
According to a Florida police report ... he was busted for DUI after a car accident, and police say they found him at the scene with bloody needle marks in his arm, and methadone pills -- commonly used to treat heroin addicts.
He skipped a court hearing, and now there's a bench warrant out for his arrest -- but Amanda explained she's already taken steps to protect herself and her children from the guy.
Amanda may want peace, but ... watch the clip. This is ain't no rom com.
Inside the Baby-Making Party
A Vegas (Non) Love Story
10/24/2013 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Baby Mama Has Texts ...
He Wanted an Abortion
10/24/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
10:50 A.M. PDT -- Pauly just sent a Tweet that seems to address the situation: "Sometimes in life things aren't planned and they may even scare you at first, but they end up being a blessing."
Pauly D wanted his baby mama to have an abortion ... and here's how we know. His baby mama is trying to sell texts he sent to her urging her to end the pregnancy.
TMZ has learned ... Amanda Markert is trying to hawk the text messages to various media outlets in which Pauly asked her to end the pregnancy and he offered to foot the bill.
Sources tell TMZ ... at the time Pauly felt it was the right thing to do, partly because of the way the baby was conceived. There was no plan to have a child ... and the fact is it was a one-night stand.
As TMZ first reported ... Pauly has come around in a big way, not only trying to see the baby but he's fighting for custody.
By the way, get this -- sources close to Pauly say Amanda actually took the money for the abortion, but then ... obviously ... decided to keep the child.
Pauly D & Baby Mama
The Boozy Vegas Hookup
... Caught on Camera
10/24/2013 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hours before Pauly D knocked up Amanda Markert, they were both raging at a crazy pool party in Vegas ... and TMZ has several pics of the boozy scene right before the drunken conception.
The two met at the legendary Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel in the summer of 2012 ... Pauly was working the DJ booth and Amanda was partying her face off in a smokin' hot bikini.
At one point during the party, Amanda somehow got on stage (probably because she's hot) ... and sprayed down the crowd with a bottle of champagne. Later she was seen double-fisting novelty-sized cocktails.
Soon after that, she got some one-on-one time with Pauly -- and 9 months later she gave birth to his daughter. A true love story ...
But the connection they had in Vegas stayed in Vegas ... 'cause now Pauly and Amanda HATE each other's guts and are at war over custody and child support.
Vegas baby, VEGAS!!!
Wants Custody War Decided
By Vegas Judge
10/23/2013 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D got famous in New Jersey, but he wants to stay as far away from The Garden State as possible when it comes to deciding who gets custody of his kid.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Pauly and his baby mama, Amanda, are in a dogfight over which state should handle their custody case.
Pauly wants Nevada to handle it, but the former Hooters waitress wants a Jersey judge to pass judgment ... and we know why.
Nevada judges are more likely to give the father custodial rights than Jersey jurists. In Nevada, there's a presumption that both parents should get joint custody. There is no such presumption in Jersey. Now as we reported, Pauly wants FULL custody, but having joint custody as a fall back is better than nothing.
There's also an issue of convenience. Pauly lives in Vegas and he doesn't want to have to make the trek to Jersey every time there's a court hearing.
Here's what's ironic: If Pauly gets his way and the case is handled in Nevada and the judge awards joint custody, he'll probably end up paying MORE child support than if the case was handled in Jersey -- that's just the way the law works. But sources tell TMZ ... he knows he'll end up paying more child support but getting custody is way more important to him.
Meet Pauly D's Baby Mama
She's a Hooter
10/23/2013 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Meet the woman Pauly D knocked up on the first try.
Amanda Markert -- a Hooters' alum who worked as a VIP hostess when she and Pauly got wasted in Vegas and had unprotected sex -- is what you expected to see. Check out the photos.
It's not all sunshine for Amanda. She's now the mother of 2 who is waging legal war with Pauly over custody of 5-month-old Amabella.
We broke the story ... Pauly thinks she's unfit, but we've analyzed the pics and she's pretty fit to us.
Pauly D & Baby Mama
They Hate Each Other
10/23/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D and his baby mama are at war, TMZ has learned ... and there's a big fight over custody and cash.
Sources connected to the baby mama and baby daddy tell TMZ ... Pauly doesn't think the woman is a fit mother -- he points to the fact that she once worked at Hooters. He's also concerned because the woman, who's only 25 years old, has another kid.
Pauly and the woman, who goes by Amanda, have filed dueling court docs. We're told Pauly wants some sort of custody of his daughter -- but the level of custody is unclear. Sources say Pauly has not seen the child, who was born in May, but obviously he's looking to change that.
We're also told the baby mama is demanding child support ... and even though Pauly says he's ready and willing to step up and take care of the kid financially ... he feels like she's treating the kid like a winning lottery ticket. Exhibit A ... the woman recently posed the baby in a high chair that's covered in $100 bills.
As for how they hooked up, we're told it was one drunken night in Vegas ... but the kid isn't bringing them any closer. In fact, one source tells us they straight up hate each other.
Stay tuned ...