"I'm proud I'm a father. I am excited to embark on this new part of my life," the reality TV star and DJ told TMZ.
The 33-year-old Rhode Island native, real name Paul DelVecchio, met the mother of his daughter when he was DJing in Las Vegas. The 26-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl several months ago and a DNA test confirmed Pauly D's paternity.
A source told E! News that Pauly "is hoping to develop a relationship" with the mother of his first child, though they aren't dating now.
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