After the shocking news that Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio is a proud papa, our biggest concern was figuring out the baby mama’s identity. Thanks to some sleuthing from TMZ, we have learned that the lucky mother of baby Amabella is none other than Amanda L. Markert, a former Hooters waitress and now VIP hostess at Harrah’s in Atlantic City.

The former Jersey Shore star hooked up with Amanda back in 2012 and little Amabella was born earlier this year on May 15. So far, we know that Amabella isn’t Amanda’s only child — she has a toddler son from a previous relationship.


Credit: Amanda Markert on Instagram Photo: Pauly D on Amanda Markert's Instagram Feed

One thing is for certain, though. Amanda is ferociously defending her baby girl through all of this media attention. “My poor, innocent daughter being exploited. People should be ashamed involving an infant,” Amanda tweeted on Wednesday, October 23.

“I can’t understand how and why people are so cruel and negative! My goodness, give it up already!” Amanda tweeted late last night, following it up with “...public media is the devil.”

Rumor has it that Pauly D is fighting for custody of little Amabella, so the jury is still out on how involved the disc jockey will be in his daughter’s life. Based on her Instagram feed, they’ve only hung out once. Her page only features one photo of Pauly — from 14 months ago when they met and shared a stage in Vegas.

What do you think about Pauly’s baby mama? Hit the comments and let us know!


Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!