“I’m proud I’m a father,” Pauly, real name Paul DelVecchio, told TMZ. “I am excited to embark on this new part of my life.”
The 33-year old Rhode Island native met the mother of his child when he was DJing in Las Vegas. According to the report, the mom, who is from New Jersey, has filed court documents in her state to formally establish paternity. A DNA test has already been conducted identifying Pauly as the baby’s father.
Pauly is the second "Jersey Shore" star to become a parent. Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki, gave birth to her son Lorenzo on August 26, 2012.
"I'm so happy for Pauly," Snooki 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!"
TMZ obtained the first baby picture of Amabella, who was born on May 15. (Don't forget to click on "TMZ" to see the photo!)