Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, better known as “Jersey Shore,” had a couple of brief relationships during his stint on the show, but was otherwise unattached.
Meeting his current girlfriend, Nikki Hall, put a stop to his eligible bachelor ways.
Okay, to an extent. The world-famous DJ and the model have been through a lot together, but they’re still together today. Read on to find out more about Pauly and Nikki’s love story.
Who or what brought Pauly D. and Nikki together?
Where else than reality television? The popular figure on social media participated in the first season of Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny.
As the series progressed, it became abundantly evident that Pauly and Nikki shared a deep relationship.
However, the single father of one decided not to pursue anything serious with Nikki before the end of season 1. He shares his daughter Amabella with ex-girlfriend Amanda Markert.
Just when did Pauly D. and Nikki start dating?
Thankfully, they reconnected while filming season 2 of Double Shot at Love. At the end of the season, the couple is finally head over heels in love.
Fans saw that Pauly D and Nikki were in quarantine together in Las Vegas in October 2020, despite their earlier claims that they were intending to take things easy during the coronavirus epidemic.
Pauly told In Touch in a January 2021 interview, “Through this pandemic, I’m full of surprises – I grew myself, acquired a beard, and got a girlfriend.”
Incredulous, Pauly D. gave him another chance.
Pauly D didn’t expect Nikki would return for a second season of the MTV dating show after she left DSAL without a date the first time. The Las Vegas DJ knew he wanted another shot at things with his ex when he ran into her.
Nikki was taken aback to find herself feeling romantically interested in the Jersey Shore star once more.
She told People, “For me, I wanted to just go and have a wonderful time.” But as soon as I laid eyes on him, it all came flooding back. I thought I had moved past this, but apparently not.
While quarantine tested the bonds of most couples, it really benefited Nikki and Pauly. We’ve been doing really well, despite what most people would expect about us, Nikki stated.
“Quarantine is quite helpful because it puts a couple’s relationship to the test when you’re forced to spend extended periods of time together in a confined space.”
Pauly D thinks they make the “ideal match.”
It’s awesome. “Now we get to spend actual time together, getting to know each other on a whole new level,” he remarked. The ability to get along with another person is a huge step in achieving success in relationships.
To What Extent Nikki Will “Replace” Snooki is Uncertain.
The upcoming fourth season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation will mark the beginning of several new developments.
This season marks several firsts: the roommates’ first season with their children present during production; DJ Pauly’s first season with a girlfriend; and Snooki’s first season of the show.
Because of this, some of Pauly’s loyal followers are afraid that his new lady companion would steal his spotlight.
According to Cheatsheet.com, the buzz started after Jenni “JWoww” Farley uploaded the new clip to her Instagram on October 26. Not everyone was happy to see Pauly D. with a new girlfriend, thus the footage of him kissing Nikki was controversial.
One commenter pleaded, “Please Take Nikki out and put Snookie [sic] back in!” Even after fans learned Snooki was serious about “retiring,” they still asked to see her on the show.
Catch new episodes of Jersey Shore Family Vacation every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV to find out what happens next.
Pauly D may not be ready to relinquish the “prank war champion” crown over to Deena.
In the premiere episode of Season 5 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Deena Buckner competes with Pauly D for the title of Prank War Champion. She devises a complex scheme to convince her roommates that a murder has occurred at their resort in the Florida Keys.
It’s rather over the top, but on the show, Pauly D gives her credit for pulling it off. The DJ also told Distractify which prank he liked best from the whole series.
For Pauly D, “the inside-outside trick that Vinny [Guadagnino] and I executed” ranks as his favourite practical joke ever. “We grabbed every single object that was inside the house and put it outside the house … It was epic.”