Pauly D Calls Baby Daughter a “Blessing,” Is “Looking Forward to Being a Parent”

It may not have been a planned pregnancy, but DJ Pauly D is glad to be a father. Following the surprising news that the 33-year-old former Jersey Shore star has secretly welcomed a baby girl with a past hookup, the MTV star is stepping up and taking responsibility.

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“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,” he says in a statement to Us Weekly on Thursday, Oct. 24. “I’m looking forward to being a parent to her.” (Pauly D, real name Paul DelVecchio, also tweeted a similar sentiment on Thursday.)

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Pauly D confirmed to TMZ that he recently welcomed a daughter with a former fling on Tuesday, Oct. 22. “I’m proud I’m a father,” he told Us. “I am excited to embark on this new part of my life.”

Since then, TMZ has further revealed that Pauly D’s daughter is five-months-old and named Amabella. Her mother is Amanda Markert, a former Hooters waitress and current VIP hostess. Markert also has an older child, a son named Mikey, from a previous relationship.

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Pauly D only recently found out that he was a father. “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,” an insider told Us. “Pauly is taking responsibility and will be in this child’s life one way or another.”

Source: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/pauly-d-calls-baby-daughter-a-blessing-is-looking-forward-to-being-a-parent-20132410
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