Pauly D wants desperately to be with his daughter over the holidays.
The 33-year-old former Jersey Shore star met Amabella, born on May 15, for the first time earlier this month.
But his relationship with the child’s mother, ex Hooters waitress Amanda Markert, is contentious and the courts haven’t yet drawn out parental visitation rights.
“We’re working on that now. I really want to see Amabella in time for the holidays,” Pauly told Radar Online, noting that he won’t likely see the tot until after Thanksgiving.
The reality star-turned-DJ claims he is suffering over his separation from Amabella.
Pauly is hoping he will be able to spend ample time with the little girl next month.
“I’d love to get her either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day,” he said.
“I want to see her as much as possible, but it’s a process.”
According to TMZ Pauly met Amanda while he was DJ’ing in Las Vegas last year. It was a one-time hook up, with the baby now being raised in New Jersey.
Pauly has undergone a DNA test and he has reportedly filed for full custody of Amabella.
The baby girl is likely to be showered with gifts over Christmas as Pauly spoke previously about how much he likes to shop for her.
“Dressing a little girl is cool,” he told Radar.
“I never thought I’d have to do that, but it’s amazing. I find myself shopping online all day for her.”
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