Who is Dolores Catania?
Dolores Catania is an American television personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is best known as a main cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey since 2016. She was born on December 28, 1970, in Paterson, New Jersey to Lawrence and Valerie Spagnola. Dolores has three sisters and a brother and was raised in Paterson with her fellow RHONJ castmate Teresa Giudice and former cast member Kathy Wakile.
Dolores has worked various jobs, including being a waitress, shampoo girl, corrections officer, realtor, and surgical assistant, prior to joining The Real Housewives. She is actively involved in flipping houses with her ex-husband and owns a fitness franchise. Dolores is also a philanthropist and supports animal welfare and local relief efforts. She has also appeared in independent projects like Breaking Points and Around the Sun.
Although Dolores was initially offered a spot on the inaugural season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2009, she declined and instead made guest appearances as a “friend” of the original housewives. She has maintained long-standing friendships with original cast members Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, and Caroline Manzo outside of the show. Dolores joined the main cast in season 7 in 2016, with her storylines primarily revolving around her romantic life, relationship with her ex, motherhood, self-discovery, loyalty, and independence. She has been ranked as one of the most relatable housewives and was voted “Miss Congeniality” across the entire Real Housewives syndicate by Bravo fans in 2018.
Who is Dolores Catania Engaged to?
Dolores Catania was previously married to Frank Catania and they have two children together, Gabrielle and Frank III. However, their marriage ended after Dolores revealed during her first season on the Real Housewives of New Jersey that Frank had been unfaithful while she was nine months pregnant with their son. In 2017, Dolores started dating David Principe, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist who was introduced to her by her friend and former co-star Siggy Flicker. However, they announced their split in December 2021.
Currently, Dolores is in a serious relationship with her boyfriend Paulie, but she has made it clear that she is not yet engaged. In an interview, she expressed her philosophy of not overthinking things and letting life unfold. While she expects respect and intentions for a future in her relationships, she does not want to set unrealistic expectations and prefers to deal with things as they come. Dolores values her independence and believes in crossing the bridge when she gets to it, rather than worrying about what the future may hold.
Is Dolores Catania Engaged?
Dolores Catania was not engaged. Although she has been in a serious relationship with her boyfriend, Paul “Paulie” Venier, the two have discussed the possibility of marriage. In an interview with The Daily Dish in May 2021, Paulie revealed that they were “doing a lot of talking” about their next steps and the prospect of getting engaged.
However, when asked directly if she was engaged, Dolores replied that she was not. She explained that she was the type of person who didn’t like to think too much about the future or manifest things. She preferred to let life unfold and deal with things as they happen. Dolores did acknowledge that she expected to respect and intentions for a future when she invested her time into a relationship, especially considering her age and the importance of her time.
Who is Dolores Catania Boyfriend?
Dolores Catania dated David “Dr. David” Principe, a medical doctor specializing in maternal-fetal medicine. The couple met through a mutual friend and former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” co-star, Siggy Flicker, in 2017. David is a practicing physician who works at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey and has been recognized for his expertise in the field of high-risk pregnancy. He is also a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dolores and David’s relationship was featured on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” during seasons 8 and 9. However, the couple announced their split in December 2021, after four years of dating. Following the split, Dolores began dating her current boyfriend, Paulie Giganti Jr. Paulie is not a public figure, but is reported to be a businessman with a background in the construction industry.
Where does Paul Connell Live?
Paul, who is the boyfriend of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dolores Catania, resides in an apartment located in Edgewater, New Jersey. One notable feature of his apartment is a kitchen wall adorned with numerous wine bottles. The property is situated on Undercliff Avenue and was last sold for a sum of $2,300,000 in the year 2018. Inquiring about Dolores and Paulie’s living arrangements, it was revealed that Dolores spends a considerable amount of time at Paulie’s house. Although she clarified in an interview with The Daily Dish in the past that she does not officially reside there, she spends a significant amount of time there.
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