Dolores Catania Shared a Childhood Photo That Proves She Hasn't Changed Even a Little

The RHONJ mom revealed she and her family "had it tough" but also thanks the "two constants" in her life.

The taglines for The Real Housewives of New Jersey  Season 9 have been revealed, and Dolores Catania's statement sums up her personality perfectly. "I may put up a tough front, but I'll never leave you behind," she says.

Indeed, the no-nonsense former corrections officer also has a major sweet streak — and she always has. Need hard evidence? Just check out Dolores' sweet throwback snap.

On October 24, the Jersey pal shared a photo of herself as a child juxtaposed with a current image. We had to hold back on the squeals when we saw little Dolores, who — as it happens — looks an awful lot like grown-up Dolores. OK, minus a headband and a floral-print jumper.

In her caption, Dolores reflected on her childhood and the hard-won lessons she learned. "Growing up, my family and I had it tough, though I firmly believe without the trials and tribulations I faced as a little girl, I would undoubtedly not be the woman I am today," she wrote. 

She added, "No matter how difficult things had become, there were always two constants in my life: 1. The unbreakable bond between my siblings, my parents and I, and 2. My deep-seated faith." Loyal till the end — that's our Dolores!  

You can catch up with Dolores and the rest of the Garden State ladies when RHONJ returns for Season 9 on Nov. 7 at 9/8c. Watch a preview below.

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