Pauly D is the second Jersey Shore alum to become a first-time parent. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi 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!"
Meanwhile, her bestie Jennifer "JWoww" Farley just seemed shocked.
"Holy s**t I just heard!" she told E! News. "I'm so f**king happy for him I just texted him. Crying! He's going to be the best dad ever!"
***Update: Pauly D has sent out a second statement regarding his surprise love child.
"Sometimes in life things aren't planned and they may even scare you at first, but they end up being a blessing, that is how I feel about having a daughter, I'm looking forward to being a parent to her."