Pauly D-Amanda Markert Custody Battle: It's Ugly!

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Jersey Shore star Pauly D, who is battling baby mama Amanda Markert for custody of his love child, wants his offspring as far from the Garden State as possible.

Mostly because he just lives in Las Vegas now. But after the stuff that went on inside that Seaside Heights cesspool, who can blame him. You can't unsee that.

Amanda Markert, Pauly D's Baby Mama
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Pauly and Amanda Markert, who have a baby girl that's a few months old, are locking horns over which state should handle their apparently ugly custody case.

He wants Nevada to handle it. She would prefer New Jersey. Simply put, Nevada law is more favorable to fathers seeking joint or sole custody than N.J.

The DJ wants FULL custody, but joint custody is better than nothing.

The reality star, 33, feels so strongly about being a father that he wants not only to support baby Amabella financially, but to be the one in charge.

Pauly says Amanda, who also has another kid, is just not up for it.

Pauly D has yet to meet the child, but has taken a DNA test to confirm he's the father. The other ironic part of his quest to move the case to Nevada?

He'll end up paying more child support. Just because of the way the law works in that state. But he says custody is far more important to him here.

The non-couple hooked up in Vegas and nine months later she gave birth to the child. There was no relationship and they are not on good terms.

One of the reasons for that is that Pauly feels this whole unplanned pregnancy and birth is being treated like some golden ticket by Amanda, 25.

Check out a photo of Pauly D's baby below to see his point ...

Pauly D Baby Photo
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