Pauly D has more than one way to claim his celebrity status. The 43-year-old American star is a DJ who also stars on MTV’s reality show, Jersey Shore. Pauly currently stars on the show 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 Michael DelVecchio Jr
Date of birth
July 5, 1980
Place of birth
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S
Television personality and DJ
G-Note, G-Unit, EMI
Daughter’s date of birth
May 29, 2013
Reality show debut
Jersey Shore in 2009
The Pauly D Project in 2012
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation in 2018
“Beat Dat Beat (It’s Time To)” in 2010
America’s Best DJ nominations
2010 and 2011
Teen Choice Award for Choice Reality Star: Male
Three-album deal with 50 Cent
Fox show appearance
The Choice in 2012
DJ room for daughter
Custody agreement with daughter’s mother
Markert is the primary caregiver
Floral purple shirt at daughter’s birthday party
Custom cake for daughter’s birthday party
Yes, with the number “10” on it
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).
Pauly D has been on a roller coaster ride of love and fatherhood since his debut on Jersey Shore in 2009. He has dated many women, but only two have made a lasting impression on him: Amanda Markert and Nikki Hall.
Amanda Markert was a Hooters waitress who met Pauly D at a Las Vegas nightclub in 2012. They had a one-night stand that resulted in a surprise pregnancy. Pauly D did not know he had a daughter until she was born in 2013. Her name is Amabella Sophia, and she is now 10 years old. Pauly D and Amanda Markert had a bitter custody battle over Amabella, but they eventually settled on a co-parenting agreement.
Nikki Hall is a model and social media influencer who met Pauly D on the dating show Double Shot at Love in 2019. They had an instant connection, but Pauly D broke her heart when he chose to remain single at the end of the season. They rekindled their romance in 2020, when Nikki joined Pauly D and his friend Vinny Guadagnino on the second season of Double Shot at Love. They moved in together in Las Vegas and have been inseparable ever since. Nikki met Amabella in 2021 and they became best friends. Pauly D and Nikki have been together for over three years, but they are not engaged yet. Pauly D says he is “enjoying the moment” with Nikki and does not want to feel pressured to settle down.
His Daughter Amabella
Pauly D’s daughter is Amabella Sophia, a 10-year-old girl who was born on May 15, 2013. She is the result of a brief relationship between Pauly D and Amanda Markert. Pauly D did not know about his daughter until months after her birth, but he was happy to embrace his new role as a father. He said, “It’s the first time I ever loved something and somebody more than I love myself. That girl is my everything and there are two most important ladies in my life: my mother and my daughter.”
Pauly D and Markert had a custody dispute over Amabella, but they eventually settled it and agreed that Markert would be the primary caregiver. Pauly D has visitation rights and pays child support. He also tries to be involved in his daughter’s life as much as possible. He often celebrates her birthday with her and brings his girlfriend, Nikki Hall, along. He also shares some rare photos of Amabella on social media, showing how much she resembles him. He calls her his “little mini-me” and says that she wants to be a DJ like him.
Pauly D’s daughter is a source of joy and inspiration for him. He says that having her has made him more selective about his romantic relationships and more responsible as a person.
Pauly has amassed a fortune of $20 million as of 2023. He earns most of his money from his DJing gigs. He also makes a hefty salary from his appearances on Jersey Shore family vacation. Additionally, he has signed a three-album deal with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records and G-Note Records, and has released several singles over the years. Pauly D is one of the richest and most successful DJs in the world.
5′ 9½″ (1.77 m)
178 lbs (81 kg)
Oval-shaped with a prominent chin and a tan complexion
Dark brown, short, and styled into a blowout
Brown, almond-shaped, and often hidden behind sunglasses
Small, round, and pierced with diamond studs
Straight and narrow with a slightly bulbous tip
Full and curved with white teeth
Muscular and fit with broad shoulders and a narrow waist
Several tattoos on his arms, chest, back, and neck
lower lip, ear
Casual and trendy, often wearing T-shirts, jeans, sneakers, and hoodies
Watches, chains, bracelets, rings, and sunglasses
A pair of headphones that he wears around his neck as a DJ