Pauly D says he's glad to be a father. He's probably not glad he has to deal with Amanda Markert, the baby's mother, based on everything we've read.
In any event, the 33-year-old former Jersey Shore star who secretly welcomed a baby girl with his one-time hookup is stepping up and taking responsibility.
No matter what, he says he'll do right by the baby.
"Sometimes in life things aren't planned and may even scare you at first, but they end up being a blessing, that is how I feel about having a daughter," he told Us.
"I'm looking forward to being a parent to her."
Pauly D Tweeted a similar sentiment Tuesday and confirmed to TMZ that he is "proud I'm a father" and "excited to embark on this new part of my life."