Just when you thought Pauly D’s litigious, mean-spirited and outlandish baby mama drama couldn’t get any worse, more details have emerged that further clarify just how bizarre and uncomfortable this mess is. Apparently, Amanda Markert is now trying to sell text messages the former Jersey Shore sent her in which he tells her he would rather she abort the baby and he will pay for it if she does.
According to TMZ, that’s not even the strangest part about the story, however. The outlet claims she actually accepted the money for the procedure and later changed her mind. As a woman, it’s her right to do whatever it is she wants with her body, but that complete one hundred and eighty degree turn could be the reason why the tension between these two has gotten so bad.
As for why Pauly D wanted the child aborted, he obviously isn’t speaking publically, but rumor has it he tells her in those text messages that it’s a less than ideal situation because he and Markert barely know each other, never planned for this and live thousands of miles apart. Now that the kid has been born, however, the ex-reality star has changed his tune quite a bit and would like to be granted custody of the little girl, both because he’s interested in spending as much time as possible with the child and because he doesn’t trust the ex-Hooters waitress with the kid.
That custody situation, however, is extremely complicated because Pauly D and Amanda have filled motions to address the matter in separate states (Nevada and New Jersey). In theory, the laws in both places are the same, but in practice, there’s actually a ton of wiggle room for interpretation. Here’s how CB Legal Expert Brent Randall describes it…
“Determinations of child custody come out of state law. The laws of most states direct the courts to consider what the "best interests" of the child are in choosing between one of the parents having custody or granting joint custody. For this reason, the law is open to the interpretations of that state's courts. Both New Jersey and Nevada have these "best interest" provisions. Judges, just like anyone else, have their opinions on what kinds of arrangements are best for children, and as such, those opinions shape their respective state laws.”
Without some kind of surprise settlement, it’ll take months for everyone involved to hammer out all of the specifics of the custody/ child support. Right now, emotions are running very high, but with the presence of lawyers, there’s every reason to hope these two can calm down and come to a rational compromise. Whether they realize it or not, the little girl is far better off having two parents, especially if they can behave civilly in their brief interactions with one another.
We’ll keep you updated.