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The RHONJ Cast Reveals How They Really Feel About Dolores Catania’s Boyfriend

Dolores Catania also revealed if she sees herself marrying Paul Connell in the future.

By Jocelyn Vena
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The topic of love was in the air during The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 12 reunion. In fact, Dolores Catania's BF Paul Connell made a shirtless cameo during Part 2, which aired on May 10, via a FaceTime call with his GF and Andy Cohen, and that's not all! We also learned more details about the RHONJ cast member's romance with the Dublin native.

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Dolores confirmed that Paulie has met "all of them."

"I love him," Margaret Josephs shared with Teresa Giudice, adding, "I think he's great."

For the record, Paul also has Dolores' son Frankie Catania's seal of approval, as he shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen earlier this year. "I do [approve], absolutely," he said during that April Clubhouse appearance.

During the RHONJ reunion, she shared how Paul feels about her close relationship with her ex: "Well, he's very close with his ex-wife too... [She's] lovely."

As for how Frank and Paulie are getting along, she noted, "They haven't seen each other a lot." As seen in the supertease for the reunion, Frank shared his thoughts on his ex's new man: "Me and Paulie don't exactly see eye to eye."

Dolores also revealed how Paulie feels about the cameras. "Does anybody want to walk into this and get f--king destroyed? We know what we sign up for," she said. "It's a scary thing. So would he do it? Yes. He would do anything for me. When you're with someone, you do these things."

While Dolores noted that she has some items at Paulie's home and they spend a lot of time together, she is living with her two kids after Frank moved out to live with David Principe (yes, as in Dolores' ex, David). As for marriage, she said of her future with Paul, "I don't know. Everything is there that I like and I want. You just never know."

The reunion isn't over yet, with Part 3 airing Tuesday, May 17. Watch new episodes of RHONJ Tuesdays at 8/7c and streaming on Peacock, plus catch up with the Bravo app.

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