Where Is Amanda Markert Now? Her Marriage, Children, & Relationship With Pauly D

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Amanda Markert is an ex-hooters waitress turned VIP hostess who is better known as the baby mother of the MTV reality show, Jersey Shore star, Paul D. DelVecchio or Pauly D. Amanda and Pauly have a complicated relationship; they initially hooked up purely with the intent of a one-time thing. Markert, however, ended up conceiving a child during that.

The one-time couple is now parents to a daughter despite never having a romantic relationship between them. Their timing has a rather thick plot involved. Markert’s story is more than just a waitress winding up for one time with a reality star.

She has had a fair share of dramas from her rocky relationship with the fathers of her children to the custody battle of her daughter. Read further about what other such-like accounts are related to her. Also, know who she was prior to meeting Pauly D; how exactly the ex-couple met, and to whom is Markert now married, among others.

Amanda Markert Is From New Jersey

Amanda, real name Amareda Markert, who is from New Jersey, was born in 1988. As of 2022, she is 34 years of age. Growing up, she spent most of her time in her hometown, where she also completed her education.

Amanda Markert, the mother of Pauly D's love child.
The now 34-year-old mother of Pauly D’s daughter, Amanda Markert.

One of Markert’s previous Facebook handles stated she went to Absegami High School in Absecon New Jersey from where she graduated in 2005. She afterward enrolled in Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing New Jersey.

Again according to her Facebook, Markert is also studying forensic psychology at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Amanda Markert Used To Work At The Hooters

As mentioned, the now 34-year-old Markert previously worked at hooters as a waitress. She was also a cocktail waitress for some time; she worked at both Hooters and Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.

Pauly D former girlfriend Amanda Markert worked as a hooters waitress.
Amanda Markert, the mother of DJ and reality star, Pauly D’s daughter, Amabella.

Some believe Markert now works as a hostess with VIP bottle service at the Pool After Dark nightclub in Atlantic City.

As for how exactly her professional life is going has remained quite a mystery, especially in accordance with her not-so-open to public life. On her fairly active Facebook, Amanda Lynn, Pauly D’s baby mother mostly shares pictures of her family matters; be it their gatherings, or others.

Markert And Her Partner Pauly D Had an Extremely Short Relationship; How Did They Meet? 

Markert met the Jersey Shore star, DJ Pauly D in Las Vegas sometime in mid-2012. It was at a club, a Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas where the latter was performing as a DJ.

Right after meeting the MTV star, Markert reportedly posted a couple of tweets mentioning her meet-up with Pauly D. Shortly after getting to know each other, the two got drunk and went on to conceive a child. Markert gave birth to her daughter, Amabella Sophia Markert with Pauly D on May 15, 2013.

Cast of MTV reality series Pauly D and VIP hostess, Amanda Markert.
New Jersey-born Amanda Markert and the father of her daughter, Amanda Markert. TMZ

Sources, at the time reported, that one night in Vegas was “the only time they’ve ever been together.” After their hookup, Markert allegedly left town in the morning.

Amanda and the Rhode Island-born DJ were never in a relationship and neither they have had any in all these years. As a matter of fact, Pauly didn’t know he had a daughter, Amabella until Markert threatened to file a paternity suit against him. Understandably, the Providence native wasn’t there when Markert gave birth to Amabella.

Pauly D later agreed to take the DNA test and the results showed that the TV personality indeed was Amabella’s biological dad. On being a father, Pauly told US Weekly that he was overjoyed on being a father and was excited to embark on the then-new journey of fatherhood.

Amanda Markert And Her Boyfriend Pauly D Custody Battle 

Although it took a while before Pauly knew he had a daughter, sometime after the discovery, Pauly D and Markert would entangle themselves in quite a messy custody battle. The court battle was mostly due to Markert asking for child support from DelVecchio but not wanting him to have any custody rights.

She stated her baby father, Pauly D never wanted a child. He allegedly had suggested she have an abortion. According to Amanda, she had screenshots of some incriminating text messages from the G-Unit Records musician that asked her to terminate her pregnancy. Markert, however, didn’t concur.

On Twitter, she wrote, that Pauly D didn’t support her financially when she was bearing his child except for the money that he gave her but it was rather for abortion. Markert, however, used that money for prenatal care.

She also stated it was all her that was paying for the doctors’ appointments.

All these allegations consequently made Pauly D fight against Markert for the full custody of their daughter as he also reasoned that his baby mother having worked at Hooters was deemed unfit for raising Amabella.

He additionally accused his baby mother of abusing their daughter for fame and fortune. Pauly further alleged that he had Markert’s assurance that she was on birth control the first time they hooked up, according to Hollywood Life.

Markert Lied To Her Ex-Boyfriend By Telling Him Her Daughter With Pauly D Was Rather His Child 

In Oct 2013, Radar Online reported Amanda had lied to one of her ex-partners, Donn Barbitta, telling him that the child she had from her one-night stand with Pauly D was actually his.

Apparently, Donn and Markert were living in Egg Harbor, NJ when the latter said her daughter Amabella was his daughter. Amanda’s daughter at the time was five months old.

However, the paternity test of Pauly D proved that it was all lie, and Don after knowing this promptly broke up with Markert.

This move from Markert allegedly was also the reason why Pauly D never initiated a relationship with his baby mother as earlier it was reported that he was looking ahead to have some sort of association with Amanda.

Amanda Markert Announced Her New Marriage On Her Now Private Instagram

Markert is now married to Dan Frazier. The couple celebrated their wedding on May 1, 2021. According to some sources, Frazier and the reality star’s baby mother got engaged on Sep 25, 2020.

Amanda shared several pictures of her wedding with her husband Dan on her Instagram account. Though the handle now has gone to private mode. In the now defunct posts, Markert had also shared some pictures of herself in the bridal dress, a veil, and a tiara.

Pauly D's daughter Amabella with her mother, Amanda and her step brother; Amanda is married to her new husband
Amanda with her and Pauly D’s daughter, Amabella, and her son from a previous relationship. Facebook

The father of Markert’s daughter, DelVecchio however didn’t make the nuptials. As for her baby father, Pauly D, he is currently dating a woman named Nikki Hall. The Silver and Gold DJ and Hall started dating in July 2020 following the production of Double Shot At Love season 2.

In addition to her daughter with Pauly D, Markert is also a mother to a son from her previous relationship. She has a son, Mikey with a man named, Lance Gerbino. Markert presumably also has one more child with her current husband, Frazier.

Everything Is Now Good Between Amanda Markert And Pauly D 

Pauly D and Markert have now dropped their past differences and are now both committed to raising their daughter. The two eventually came to an agreement. The conditions of the truce, however, were never disclosed. Though according to Markert’s private social media it seems she has primary custody of her daughter.

Pauly D nonetheless also has an equal involvement in raising his and Amanda’s daughter.

When talking with Us Weekly in 2018, he told the magazine he gets to see his daughter very often.

“When she comes into my house, it echos and she’s loud, moving around. It’s great, right. But when she leaves, it’s, like, silent. And I feel it. I’m like, oh man I miss her.

The Back To Love singer added without his daughter in the house it is always tough for him. He though affirmed they talk with each other every single day on the phone, and that he’s just as involved in her life.

Amanda Assaulted One Of The Fathers Of Her Children

Turns out, Markert also has quite a messy history before she came to the media interest for her linkage with Pauly D. According to TMZ, Markert was once arrested for assaulting Lance Gerbino, the father of her eldest son. She earlier had just come home from a night out to her son’s father taking care of their child.

Her former partner, Lance said Amanda started going crazy as soon as she arrived home and soon started hitting him in the face with her fists.

Later there came Gerbino’s face image showing cuts in his mouth and on the side of his face. Markert sometime afterward turned herself to the police. She was let go of the charges after she went through an anger management course.

Amanda’s Former Partner Pauly D Is The Richest In Jersey Shore

From the time Pauly D first appeared in Jersey Shore in 2009 to the present, he has come a long way in terms of money and fame. Everyone admits that the Teen Choice winner along with his ex-costars are filthy rich and they each bagged some serious money during their time in the MTV reality series.

Amanda Markert net worth
Amanda when she was pregnant with Pauly D’s love child, Amabella.

And among them, Markert’s baby father, Pauly D often made headlines with each of his new signings on the show. Not to mention included on the contracts were some considerably big figures for a reality star. While the specifics never came to light, one can say it was big regardless, as such Pauly D now is estimated to have a net worth of over $20 million.

However, the metrics get lighter on his baby mother’s side. The inexactness has mostly to do with her far less popular life than the father of her daughter. Resultantly her net worth has always been a matter of dodgy poll.

Amanda Markert Other Facts 

While Markert has often been confused for a white woman and at times also for a Latino and Hispanic, what exactly is her ethnicity is a bit unclear. Though from the looks of her Facebook, the mother of two looks more of the former.


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