Pauly D, whose real name is Paul DelVecchio, was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island.
Pauly D is a Catholic, an Italian-American Catholic. These particular traits, among various others, combine to make what some might call a “Guido.” Hey, we didn’t say it, Pauly D said it:
I was born and raised a guido. It’s just a lifestyle, it’s being Italian, it’s representing, family, friends, tanning, gel, everything.
And yes, being a Guido comes with a certain Catholic obligation. Pauly D admitted to being a Catholic during the first season of “Jersey Shore” and at least one fan called Catholicism the seventh character on the series.
Pauly D shows it off with cross tattoos and wearing crosses and rosaries and no doubt a Hail Mary escaped his lips every now and then during some of the more sticky situations in “The Jersey Shore.”
Is he a good Catholic? A devout Catholic? Only God can judge, as they say. But I was informed by a couple of Catholic Hollowverse readers that sex before marriage is a big no-no in the Catholic religion–and anyone who’s watched even two or three episodes of “The Jersey Shore” knows Pauly D isn’t living up to that particular edict.
Sadly, Pauly D’s political affiliation and/or views either largely don’t exist or he’s rather quiet about them.
He was part of a video, along with a few other celebrities, encouraging Americans to not forget the events of September 11, 2001, so you know Pauly D has his patriotic moments. And even though he grew up in Rhode Island, when Hurricane Sandy decimated the New Jersey shoreline, Pauly D stepped in with charity concerts and appeals for help from the rest of America. He said, “We all need to help rebuild.”
I don’t even know where to begin speculating what Pauly D’s political views might be. He’s young, Italian-American, rich… what could that mean? He’s OK with having gay fans–but just OK. He said:
That’s fine. We’ve got all kinds of fans. They range from guys, girls, old people, young people, all nationalities. That’s great. The more fans, the better.
Sounds good, keep us updated in the comments.