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!!!
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 $100 bills.
As for how they hooked up, we're told it was one drunken night in Vegas ... but the kid isn't bringing them any closer. In fact, one source tells us they straight up hate each other.
Stay tuned ...
FIRST BABY PIC
My Kid's Already Fist Pumping!
10/22/2013 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Meet the new princess of Jersey ... Pauly D's 5-month-old baby girl, Amabella.
We broke the story ... Pauly D hooked up with a chick he met in Vegas in the Fall, 2012 ... and this is what happened.
Pauly has already taken a DNA test which pretty much conclusively proved he's the daddy ... so Maury, stand down.
As for the name ... we're told Amabella means lovable in French.
She was born on May 15 and, based on the pic obtained by TMZ, already needs a haircut ... just like her daddy.
I Have a Love Child
10/22/2013 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pauly D's bloodline will live on, because he has a little girl crawling around -- near the Jersey Shore ... TMZ has learned.
Here's what we know ... The mother is 25, born in Jersey but she met Pauly in Vegas last year. We're told they hooked up while he was DJing in Sin City.
The baby is a few months old, living with her mom.
The mom has filed court docs in New Jersey to formally establish paternity, but we've learned Pauly has already taken a DNA test and he's the dad.
Pauly tells TMZ, "I'm proud I'm a father. I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."
There's a New Man
Knocking On My Backdoor
10/22/2013 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Seems James Deen may have a brand new eskimo brother ... a guy named Brian Dawe ... 'cause it appears B.D. is now dating "Backdoor Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham.
Dawe and Farrah were pictured on a romantic-ish stroll in Florida a few days ago -- with Farrah's child nowhere in sight.
Dawe has a website -- and says he's a DJ, who says he's "rocked the stage" with stars like Rihanna, Ke$ha, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Alesso, Travie McCoy, Lil Jon, Dev, Busta Rhymes, Trick Daddy, DJ Khaled and 2 Live Crew.
Good luck Dawe -- you've got some big ... really big ... shoes to fill.
If NJ Had a Baseball Team
They'd Be 'The Losers!'
10/14/2013 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If New Jersey had a baseball team, it should be called "THE LOSERS," this according to Snooki ... talk about biting the hand that fed ya.
It's pretty shocking, considering the MTV star spent several years in NJ ... where she lived, boozed and shot her reality show.
But right after she made the comment on the way out of Boa Steakhouse in L.A., the backtracking began ...
Snooks insisted the comment was NOT made to be a shot at Jersey on the whole, but more of a shot at HERSELF and the "Jersey Shore" cast, because "we were all turds back then."
You buyin' that?