"I'm proud I'm a father," the reality star and DJ told TMZ on Tuesday (October 22). "I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."
According to the report, Pauly (real name Paul DelVecchio) and an unidentified woman, 26, have a baby girl together who was born a few months ago. MTV News reached out to Pauly D's rep for comment but had yet to hear back by press time.
Since the news broke, the 33-year-old MTV star has been re-tweeting congrats and well-wishes from his followers. "[article id="1715949"]@KimKardashian engaged[/article] and @DJPaulyD a dad all in the same day!" one follower, @J_Wids, wrote. "What a day for #news this is!"
Excited for my dear @DJPaulyD who is going to be an amazing father! Proud of you :) xoxo Auntie Amanda— AKR PUBLIC RELATIONS (@AKRPR) October 22, 2013
@DJPaulyD yoooo! Just heard the good news! Congrats G!— Drew32 (@DREW32) October 22, 2013
Pauly D is not the first person in his "Jersey Shore" crew to become a parent. Just last August, [article id="1692568"]Snooki gave birth to her son, Lorenzo[/article]. At the time, [article id="1691355"]Uncle Pauly D was very excited[/article] about the prospect of having a baby running around with the crew.
"I feel like we're all having this baby, because it's the first 'Jersey Shore' baby," he told MTV News in August 2012. "And we never thought in a million years Snooki would be a mother, so we're all gonna help her."
Snooki has yet to comment on Pauly's bundle of joy, but her "Snooki & JWoww" co-star, JWoww, did have a message for Pauly. "Holy s--t I just heard!" she told E! News. "I'm so f---ing happy for him I just texted him. Crying! He's going to be the best dad ever!"
Back in March, Pauly gushed about how much he loves kids. "You want to know why [I'm real excited]? I love babies! I love everything about them, when they're not yours. So I'll take care of it, spoil it and then when it's crying, give it back to Snooki."