Amanda Markert, 25, has been identified as the mother of DJ Pauly D's child Amabella. Check out the 5 Fast Facts on Markert right here.
1. Markert and Pauly D Are Presently in a Custody War
The breaking news on Pauly D today is that he and his baby's mother Amanda Markert are in a custody battle. Several news sources claim Markert is a gold-digger, but we're told otherwise by her close friends. They say she's sweet and good-hearted. Friend David Jordan describes Markert saying:
She's the type of person that, when she's around, everything just seems better. She's a great and loving friend.
As far as the custody battle goes, TMZ reports that Pauly D wants a Nevada judge to handle the case, while Markert wishes for a New Jersey judge to rule. TMZ states that:
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.
In addition, Pauly lives in Vegas, so it would be much easier for him to attend court hearings if they are held in Nevada, rather than New Jersey. On an interesting note, if the case is handled in Nevada, Pauly would actually end up paying more in child support. Apparently, he knows this, but having custody is much more important to him than the money.
Baby Amabella is five months old.
2. Just Because Markert Was a Hooters Waitress Doesn't Mean She Isn't Educated
Amanda Markert may have been a Hooters waitress, but she is an educated girl. She studies Forensic Psychology at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and previously attended Atlantic Cape Community College after graduating from Absegami High School.
Forensic class canceled tonight? Finally some 'me' time. I'm on 4 hours of sleep in 3 days...the life of a mother/student.
— Amanda L. Markert (@A_Markert) October 22, 2013
3. Markert's Daughter Has a Loving Older Brother
Amabella, also known as Amabear to her mommy, has a big brother named Mikey. Mikey is a doting big bro who loves his little sister.
Below find a photo of Mikey and his father.
4. She Handles VIP Bottle Service in Atlantic City
Markert is a waitress for VIP Bottle Service at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. She's also good friends with a lot of big promoters in Atlantic City like David Jordan of AC VIP. AC VIP is the biggest, long-lasting nightlife promotional company in Atlantic City, NJ and ranges from New York to Philly to Las Vegas.
5. Markert Gets to Hang Out With a Lot of Celebrities in Her Line of Work
Working in Atlantic City in the VIP areas allows you to meet a lot of celebrities who host events or are hanging out with friends. Pauly D isn't the only star that Markert has had the pleasure to meet.
Currently, TMZ reports that Markert is trying to sell text messages from father Pauly D that urged her to get an abortion when he found out about the pregnancy.
Sometimes in life things aren't planned and they may even scare you at first, but they end up being a blessing.
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) October 24, 2013
Apparently, Amanda now wishes to co-parent and doesn't want to go through an ugly custody battle.