What Did Pauly DelVecchio Do Between ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’?

In 2009, MTV turned eight strangers into best friends when they were put up in a shore house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey for the summer. Now, Pauly DelVecchio has become a household name. 

When the original Jersey Shore ended in 2012, many fans wondered what the now-famous guidos would do with their time. Here’s what DelVecchio did between filming for the original series and the 2018 spinoff, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

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Pauly D became a world famous DJ 

When we first met DelVecchio on Jersey Shore, his passion for DJing was evident. Thanks to the success of the show, DelVecchio’s career in music took off.

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In 2011, he was the opening act for Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale tour and auditioning to become the resident DJ at Las Vegas clubs like Rain, Moon, and the Palms Pool & Bungalow. Since then, DelVecchio has had residencies at many big nightclubs across the nation, including The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City and Drai’s Beachclub in Las Vegas. 

DJ Pauly D collaborated with some of the biggest names in music 

2012 was a big year for DelVecchio. He signed a three-album deal with G-Unit Powerhouse and worked on an album with 50 Cent. At the time, DelVecchio told The Hollywood Reporter he was excited because “music is where [his] heart’s at.” DelVecchio worked with 50 Cent on a compilation album and some producing projects.

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DelVecchio also collaborated with several other artists throughout his career, including James Kaye, Jay Sean, and Dash. 

Pauly D got a spinoff series

Because of his bubbly personality, DelVecchio was one of the first Jersey Shore roommates to land a spinoff show. The Pauly D Project documented DelVecchio’s DJing pursuits, including his audition to become the resident DJ at the Palms Casino.

DelVecchio’s spinoff series only lasted for one season, airing in March 2012 and ending in June the same year. 

Pauly welcomed a baby girl into the world 

In May 2013, DelVecchio’s daughter Amabella Sophia Markert was born. DelVecchio has an amicable relationship with Amabella’s mother, Amanda Markert, with whom he had a one-night-stand. 

Today, Amabella lives with Markert in New Jersey, according to her Instagram. Still, DelVecchio is proud to be Amabella’s father. “She’s a mini-me — I already have her on the turntables,” Delvecchio told Live With Kelly and Ryan in April 2019. “I look at her, and I see myself. She’s a Prank War Champion, too!” 

Pauly was on ‘Marriage Boot Camp’

In 2015, DelVecchio met Danity Kane singer Aubrey O’Day while filming E’s Famously Single. They were a couple from February 2016 to July 2017. At the end of 2017, they appeared on season 11 of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.

According to O’Day, “there was no healthy dialogue” in her relationship with DelVecchio (via Us Weekly). “There was no progressive communication. There were rules and the rules needed to be followed and when they weren’t, you were punished.” Many of those issues were brought to light on Marriage Boot Camp

In 2018, the original roommates returned for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. DelVecchio remains part of the cast and continues to do spinoff series for MTV, too, including Double Shot at Love and Revenge Prank.