In the days since Pauly D shocked with the news that he was father to an infant daughter, the Jersey Shore star’s excitement has been met with an enthusiastic outpouring of love and encouragement from his friends and fans.
Despite Pauly, 33, telling In Touch that he’s “proud to be a father”—a report on TMZ says the DJ allegedly asked the mother of his child to have an abortion.
Now, Pauly is responding directly to In Touch.
“Sometimes in life, things aren’t planned and they may even scare you at first, but they end up being a blessing,” he told In Touch. “That is how I feel about having a daughter. I am looking forward to being a parent to her.”
Pauly’s Jersey Shore castmate Jenni “JWOWW” Farley opened up to In Touch, and confessed that she was so thrilled she “almost crashed her car into a pole” and then called Pauly to confirm the big news.
“He is so excited to be a first-time dad,” she said. She added that he’s had a lot of practice—not only with their cast mate Snooki’s 13-month-old son, but also as a make-shift paternal support system in their Seaside Heights home.
“He was always a father figure to all of us, he is great to Lorenzo, so I can only imagine how great he will be with his daughter,” JWOWW gushed.