Update (10:22 p.m. ET): See a pic of baby Amabella here!
Update (5:19 p.m. ET): Pauly D's bundle of joy's name is Amabella! A source close to the former Jersey Shore star tells In Touch that his baby mama picked out the name, also noting that this is the second child for the Atlantic City-residing former cocktail waitress. TMZ obtained a photo of the 5-month-old, who clearly has Pauly's hair and looks to be fist-pumping. Click here to see her adorable pink outfit!
Additionally, Us Weekly says that she contacted him after the baby is born and that he is ready to "be in this child's life one way or another." E! News also states that he's "hoping to develop a relationship" with her, though it is not clear whether it will be co-parenting or something romantic.
While it remains to be seen how big of a role he'll play in Amabella's life, one thing's for sure: Snooki is ready to pair her up with her son. "Now Lorenzo has a girlfriend!" she exclaimed to Us. Considering he's 14 months and she's a few months old, 'Enzo is definitely robbing the cradle.
Original story (12:44 p.m. ET):
No, Pauly, who hasn't been big on serious relationships so far in his life, hasn’t settled down — he has a love child with a 26-year-old Jersey-born woman he met in Las Vegas in 2012, according to TMZ.
The site reports that he hooked up with her during a DJ gig and the baby is now a few months old, living with her mom. The baby mama has filed court documents in New Jersey to “formally establish paternity,” but apparently, Pauly made sure to get his own results, taking a DNA test himself!
"I'm proud I'm a father,” Paul reveals. “I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."
Looks like Snooki’s son, Lorenzo, will have an unexpected new friend at the Shore! Can’t wait to see all the Instagram videos of their play dates — that is, if he shares custody.
While Pauly has yet to tweet about the big news, he has re-tweeted a handful of congratulatory messages from fans and responded with “thank you” when someone wrote, “You’ll make a great father, bro. Crazy news.”
Some of Pauly's Jersey Shore castmates have been less mum on the big news.
Ronnie Magro tweeted Pauly a big congrats, saying, "@DJPaulyD HUGE Congrats 2my dude on the new #BeautifulBabyGirl #lorenzoHasAplayBuddy @snooki I think @JENNIWOWW & @RogerMathewsNJ are next?"
In response, JWOWW re-tweeted the message and then joked back, "how about you and @SammiSweetheart?"
Speaking of Sammi, she also had kind words for Pauly, writing, "So happy for @DJPaulyD !! Sending my love."
Even Angelina Pivarnick, who was booted off the show after Season 2 and isn't known to be on the best terms with her ex-cast mates wished Pauly well, tweeting, "Congrats @DJPaulyD I just heard the news. Wonderful dad you will be :)"
So far, Vinny hasn't tweeted about the big event, but it's probably safe to assume that he's thrilled for his bestie.
Stay tuned to Wetpaint Entertainment for all the details on this developing story.