Time to set up a play date! Following the surprise news that Jersey Shore star Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio is a new dad, costar Snooki, who is mom to 14-month-old son Lorenzo, is sharing her congratulations.
"YAY so happy for Pauly!!" she says in a statement to Us Weekly. "Now Lorenzo has a girlfriend! Pauly will be an amazing father." (Snooki welcomed her first child with fiance Jionni LaValle in August 2012.)
The 26-year-old reality star and DJ confirmed to TMZ on Tuesday, Oct. 22 that he recently welcomed a baby girl with a former fling. "I'm proud I'm a father," he said. "I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."
A source tells Us that Pauly D only found out he was a father recently. "She contacted him after the baby was born. He of course had to take precautions before believing the baby was his, but he is definitely excited to be a dad," the insider explains. "Pauly is taking responsibility and will be in this child's life one way or another."
Pauly D's relationship with the mother, who used to work as a cocktail waitress, was a "one time hook up," the source tell Us. TMZ reports that the woman is 26 and hooked up with Pauly D in Vegas. She currently lives in New Jersey, and an insider tells Us she also has a son from a previous relationship.
On Tuesday, Pauly D retweeted a congratulatory message from AKR Public Relations. "Excited for my dear @DJPaulyD who is going to be an amazing father!" owner Amanda K. Ruisi wrote. "Proud of you. xoxo Auntie Amanda."