Oct. 22, 2013 at 5:10 PM ET
"Jersey Shore" star Paul DelVecchio is going to have to add diaper duty to his list of gigs. The DJ and reality personality confirmed Tuesday that he is now a dad.
"I'm proud I'm a father. I am excited to embark on this new part of my life," the 33-year-old told TODAY in a statement.
His representatives confirmed reports that Pauly D's daughter is now a few months old and is living with her mother, a 26-year-old woman whom the reality personality met during a DJ gig in Las Vegas last year.
"Jersey Shore" co-star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who is mom to 14-month-old Lorenzo, was quick to share her excitement. "I'm so happy for Pauly," she told E! News. "Definitely a shock to all of us, but we know Pauly the best and he's going to be an amazing father. He's so loving and caring. I can't wait for Lorenzo and her to play!"
Pauly D's other co-stars also chimed in.
"I'm so (expletive) happy for him I just texted him. Crying!" Jenni "JWoww" Farley told E! News. "He's going to be the best dad ever!"