Dolores Catania Reflects on Her Ex, Frank Catania, Getting Disbarred — and How They Got Back on Track

The RHONJ businesswoman opens up about learning about her ex-husband's career woes.

When Season 9 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey kicked off, Dolores Catania was dealing with an issue regarding her ex-husband, Frank Catania, who had been disbarred for misappropriating client funds — but had waited a bit of time before telling his ex about the major change in his life. Luckily, the exes have since bounced back from the incident, which took place late last year, as Dolores made clear recently on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (clip above), as well as when she stopped by The Daily Dish offices. She also elaborated a bit more about that saga in their relationship.

While she wasn't happy that he wasn't upfront with her, she noted to The Daily Dish, "It was so devastating what he went through, that I understand it was too hard to tell me. So I have compassion for him. It's not acceptable, but I kind of understand where it came from."

Dolores was first confronted with Frank's disbarment during the Season 8 reunion, but at the time she was in the dark about that news regarding the father of her two kids, so she really couldn't address the issue. When she eventually learned all the details after the big sit-down with Andy Cohen and the crew, she wasn't happy. "No matter how hard something is, have I ever turned my back on him? No. So, I was pissed off," she said, before revealing how they were able to mend fences: "You have to drop [it] and move on from it."

You can track Dolores and Frank's journey every Wednesday at 9/8c. Preview, below.

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