'Jersey Shore' star Pauly D the father of a baby girl
Former "Jersey Shore" star Pauly D is a new dad, a rep for Pauly confirmed to us Tuesday.
The reality star and DJ is the papa of a baby girl he fathered with an ex-fling.
A source told E! News that the 33-year-old (whose real name is Pauly Delvecchio) "didn't have a previous relationship" with the mother, but he "is hoping to develop a relationship" with her.
"[He] wasn't exactly planning for it to happen this way, but God works in mysterious ways. ... [He is] ready to jump in and take responsibility as a father," the sourc etold E! News.
In a statement Tuesday, Pauly told us: "I am proud I'm a father. I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."
According to TMZ.com, the mother is 26 years old, lives in New Jersey and met Pauly in Las Vegas last year while he was DJing there. She reportedly has filed court documents in the Garden State to establish paternity, but, according to TMZ, Pauly "has already taken a DNA test and he's the dad."
This is Pauly's first child.