Pauly D has more than one way to claim his celebrity status. The 39-year-old American star is a DJ who also stars on MTV’s reality show, Jersey Shore. Pauly currently stars in the newest spin-off of the Jersey Shore series, Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Pauly loves to have fun in everything he does. But inside the shell of a handsome hunk, Pauly is a devout Christian and is thankful to God for everything. The reality star is also a proud father and often shares snippets of his daughter on social media.
Paul D. DelVecchio Jr. was born on the 5th of July 1980 in Providence, Rhode Island. Born to Italian parents Paul D. DelVecchio Sr. and Donna DiCarlo, Pauly is a second-generation American. Raised alongside his sister Vanessa, Pauly spent much of his early life in Rhode Island. He loved music and was a regular performer at local clubs.
Pauly began his professional life as a DJ when he was just 16 years of age. He assumed the DJ title after being impressed by DJ AM. In 2009, Pauly was chosen to be a part of the Jersey Shore series. He revealed in an interview that he never really auditioned for the part. The producers gave Pauly a call and wanted to film a day in his life. Six months later Pauly was called to star in the reality series. Pauly claimed in an interview that he was in the series only for his looks.
In the year 2011, Pauly won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Reality Star: Male. The award brought him a new show entitled, The Pauly D Project.
Fame followed Pauly and he made sure that his music career was not left behind. In 2011, he announced a three-album deal with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records and G-Note Records. His debut album entitled Back to Love was launched in 2012. Alongside the Pauly D Project, Pauly was heavily involved in making music. In 2016 he released another single Did You Know which was followed by a 2019 release entitled, Silver and Gold.
In addition to Jersey Shore, Pauly D also starred in several other reality series. He made appearances in Famousely Single (2016), Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars 11 (2018), and more recently on Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D and Vinny (2019).
A one night stand to remember:
Even though Pauly is currently single, he has had on and off flings with several of his co-stars. He is also the father of a baby girl, Amabella Sophia. Amabella Sophia was born to Pauly D and Amanda Markert. The pair never really dated but enjoyed a one-night stand. Amanda was working as a hotel waitress when she met Pauly. The pair enjoyed the night together and went their own ways. This was until a few months later when Amanda contacted Pauly and announced news of her pregnancy.
Pauly took the news with a calm head and never asked for a fraternity test. After his daughter was born, Pauly asked full custody of the baby. But the court ruled in favor of co-custody and Amabella spends time with both her mother and her father.
Pauly has enjoyed a diverse career and all of his careers have contributed significantly to his net worth. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be around USD 20 million.