In his first interview since learning he’s a father, Jersey Shore star Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio exclusively tells In Touch that he will do anything for daughter Amabella, who was born on May 15.

The baby’s mother, Amanda Markert, who met Pauly D in Las Vegas when he was DJing at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Rehab party, kept the birth a secret until recently serving the reality star with paternity papers. But Pauly is fighting back. “My No. 1 focus is my daughter,” the Rhode Island native says in the new issue of In Touchon stands now. He is taking legal action for full custody.

“Everything in my life will now revolve around her and what’s best for her,” he says. Not even a potential custody battle will stop him. “I cannot wait to meet her,” Pauly gushes to In Touch.  “I’ve never been so excited in my entire life. I’m proud to be a father, and I’m ready for it.”

For more, pick up the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.

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