Pauly D wanted his Amanda Markert to have an abortion when he found out she was pregnant, according to the mother of his baby daughter herself.
Markert, naturally, is talking to various media outlets to sell text messages in which he asked her to end the pregnancy and he offered to foot the bill.
In his mind, this is not inconsistent with how he feels about the baby now. He felt it was the right thing to do, because of the way the baby was conceived.
Fact of the matter is, this was a drunken one-night stand. The Jersey Shore star didn't feel it was fair to bring a child into the world under those circumstances.
Then there's this bombshell: Sources close to Pauly say Amanda Markert actually took the money for the abortion, then (obviously) had a change of heart.
Regardless of what happened, Pauly D has since come around in a big way, not only excited to raise the baby but he's fighting for custody of her.
In an interview with TMZ Live (obviously), Amanda opened up about Pauly's fight to gain full custody of their five-month old baby daughter, Amabella.
If nothing else, she appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone, saying:
"I would hope no one would ever want to take an infant away from her mother, and I'm hoping that she can have two parents in her life that can get along together."
Sources close to Pauly D say a big reason he wants custody is because her first baby daddy (of her son, who is 5) is wanted for felony drug charges.
Kind of an understandable concern on his part, you have to admit.
Amanda explained she's already taken steps to protect herself and her kids from this guy, but somehow we're guessing Pauly is not going to be impressed.