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'Jersey Shore' Alum Paul Delvecchio Learns He Is a Father

Paul Delvecchio, the reality TV star known by the nickname "Pauly D" on the hit show "Jersey Shore," fathered a daughter, he learned recently.  As reports, Delvecchio is embracing his new role:

The mother is a New Jersey native he met last year in Las Vegas while in town for a gig, reports TMZ, which broke the news Tuesday.

"I'm proud I'm a father," Delvecchio says. "I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."

According to TMZ, the mother, who is 26, filed court documents in New Jersey to formally establish paternity. However, Delvecchio, 33, has already taken a paternity test that proves he is indeed the father.

The baby is reportedly a few months old and living with her mom.

Image: Paul Delvecchio, via s_bukley /