|'Jersey Shore' Star Pauly D Is a Father|
|By LESLEY MESSER (@lesleymesser)||Oct 22, 2013, 1:14 PM|
"Jersey Shore" star Pauly D is a father, his rep confirmed to ABC News.
"I'm proud I'm a father," the DJ, whose real name is Paul DelVecchio, said in a statement. "At 33 I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."
According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Pauly D met the mother of his child while he was deejaying in Las Vegas. The website also said that the baby is a few months old, though the reality TV star's rep did not confirm that.
Since he announced that he's a dad, Pauly D has been retweeted well wishes from fans and friends, including his former "Jersey Shore" castmates.
"@DJPaulyD HUGE Congrats 2my dude on the new #BeautifulBabyGirl #lorenzoHasAplayBuddy" Ronnie Magro tweeted. (Lorenzo is former MTV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's 1-year-old son.)
"So happy for @DJPaulyD !! Sending my love," added Sammi Giancola.