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Paulie Connell Just Turned 50 and Here’s How Dolores Catania Feels About It

Go inside Paulie's birthday celebration.

By Shannon Raphael

Paul "Paulie" Connell just celebrated a major life event — and, no, it wasn't his divorce or an engagement to Dolores Catania

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The Irish businessman, who is dating The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member, celebrated his 50th birthday (in style) on June 27.

Dolores took to Instagram on Paulie's special day to share her love for her "lucky charm." She shared an Instagram Story featuring a video of Paulie hitting the golf course, and she also posted photos of the balloons he received, which featured the number "50."

The Paterson native also added a carousel of images of her and Paulie, including ones from her recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and a shot of him from when he was a toddler, in honor of his special birthday.

"My lucky charm is turning 50 today!" she captioned her post, in addition to adding a shamrock emoji, a green heart emoji, and a birthday cake emoji. "May your life be long, may your heart be true. May your path be clear and your skies be blue. May your soul be happy, and your spirit be light. May you know deep joy, may your dreams take flight. Happiest of [birthdays] to you Paulie. [Love] you."

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Dolores wasn't the only RHONJ cast member to wish the dad of two a happy 50th. Her longtime friend, Teresa Giudice, celebrated the Irishman in the comments.

"Happy 50th Birthday," she wrote, along with several celebratory emojis.

Jennifer Fessler added, "Happy birthday sweet Paulie! We adore you," while Margaret Josephs commented, "Happy 50th Birthday [Paulie Connell] may this be your best year yet!! Love you."

Melissa Gorga shared, "Happy birthday [Paulie Connell]" with three birthday emojis, and Danielle Cabral wrote, "We [love Paulie Connell] happy 50th."

To find out what's next with Paulie and Dolores as they go into business together (and contemplate whether an engagement is in their future), watch new episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo. Stream episodes the next day on Peacock. 

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