'Jersey Shore' star Pauly D is a dad

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DJ Pauly D is now dad to a little girl.Today

"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!"

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