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Frank Catania Is Engaged to Girlfriend Brittany Mattessich: "So Excited" (PHOTOS)

Find out how Dolores Catania and Paulie Connell reacted to the news.

By Shannon Raphael

Wedding bells are officially ringing for this Jersey duo!

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Frank Catania Sr., who was married to The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Dolores Catania, is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Mattessich

Get all of the details surrounding the romantic proposal — and find out how Frank's castmates and other Bravolebrities reacted to the news — by scrolling below. 

Frank Catania and Brittany Mattessich's Engagement

The bride-to-be shared the news (and the details of the proposal) on her Instagram feed on October 29.

"We’re Engaged!!!!" she wrote in the caption of her post. "I'm so excited to start this next chapter with you along with all [of] the other good things we have going on…"

Brittany added, "Thank you for being you [and] making me the happiest girl in the world. I wouldn’t want to do this life with anyone else other [than] [Frank]. love you so much my fiancé."

Per Brittany's post, Frank popped the question in front of a wall of red roses which featured a sign displaying the message "Will you marry me?" 

Candles and red rose petals were placed on both sides of the flower wall as well.

Brittany also offered her followers a glimpse at her stunning princess-cut engagement ring. The center stone sits on a thick diamond band. 

Frank Catania and Brittany Mattessich celebrating their engagement in front of rose wall.

The engagement comes after Dolores' ex previously showed his commitment to his relationship with Brittany earlier in 2023. During Part 3 of the RHONJ Season 13 reunion, Frank revealed that he had just closed on a house with Brittany, and that the two were moving in together. 

Bravolebrities' Reaction to Frank Catania's Engagement

After Brittany posted about the exciting engagement news, a slew of Bravolebrities sent love to the happy couple.

Dolores shared a post for the duo on her Instagram feed. In the caption of the post, which featured a photo of Brittany and Frank in front of their proposal flower wall, Dolores wrote, "All [you] need is love and that ring 'wow.'"

"I couldn't be happier for these two lovebirds," she continued. "Congrats on the engagement! [Brittany] It’s so nice to officially welcome you to the family. Wishing u a lifetime of love, health and happiness [Frank] happy wife happy life."

Several others took to the comments to send positive messages to Brittany and Frank.

RHONJ's Melissa Gorga wrote, "Omg omg!!!!" along with three heart eyes emojis, while Margaret Josephs shared, "Congratulations on the Happily ever after !! So thrilled for you both !!"

Jackie Goldschneider reacted, "Omg YAYYY!!! Congrats lovebirds!!"

Dolores' boyfriend, Paul "Paulie" Connell (who teased an engagement himself on Season 13 of RHONJ, which you can check out by watching the clip at the top of this post) added, "Congratulations you [two] love birds." 

The Real Housewives of Miami's Alexia Nepola shared, "Congrats ! I’m so happy for you guys," and The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge posted three heart eyes emojis.

Congratulations to the happy couple! 

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