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Albie Manzo and Longtime Girlfriend Chelsea DeMonaco Are Engaged

See how RHONJ alum Caroline Manzo reacted to the exciting news.

By Allison Crist

Wedding bells are ringing in New Jersey, because Manzo’d with Children alum Albie Manzo and his girlfriend, Chelsea DeMonaco, are engaged!

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Chelsea and her soon-to-be mother-in-law, Caroline Manzo, both took to Instagram on April 20 to share the exciting news. 

"She said YES!!!!" The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum captioned a photo of the happy couple, who have been dating for more than three years. "Congratulations to [Albie] and [Chelsea] on their engagement! We love you both to bits and are excited for this new chapter in all of our lives. Wedding bells will be ringing!!!!"

Chelsea shared the same snapshot along with several others from a celebratory dinner, which she revealed was initially meant for Caroline's husband, Al. "To an unforgettable night surrounded by all our loved ones," Chelsea wrote. "Also, big shout out to Big Al for taking the hit on what was supposed to be his birthday dinner celebration. Promise we will gift you with some gran babies eventually."

Among those pictured at the engagement party were Caroline, Al, and Albie's siblings, Chris Manzo and Lauren Manzo Scalia. The latter posted several photos of her own to her Instagram Story, including one of her and Chelsea that read, "Excited to gain a sister." Another allowed her followers to see Chelsea's ring — designed by Yanina & Co. Fine Jewelry — up close. 

Elsewhere, the congratulatory messages have continued to pour in. Ashlee Holmes, Jacqueline Laurita's daughter, commented on Chelsea's post, "Yay!!!!!! I have been refreshing all of your feeds like a psychopath — I am so so so so happy for you!"

Jacqueline left a sweet note of her own on Caroline's post, writing, "CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Wishing them a beautiful life together!"

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As for Albie, he shared the engagement announcement in the form of a video slideshow on the Instagram page for his podcast, Dear Albie. The post doubled as a tune-in for a rewind episode that he described as "VERY special," and upon a listen, the beginning includes an acknowledgment of the exciting news.

"I had something come up in my regular life that made me think about you guys and the community and all that, as these things often do," Albie tells his listeners at the top of the episode. "I've had this time the last few weeks to think about just things that are close to me and special to me, and you guys are a really big part of that. I've been crazy, crazy, crazy busy [and] you're gonna find out the reason very soon."

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"Today is really the biggest of the crazy days," he adds, "and I'm sure there's gonna be many more to come."

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