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Frank Catania Reveals How He Feels About Dolores’ BF Paul “Paulie” Connell Today

The RHONJ ex-husband shared his true feelings about his ex-wife’s new love following the Season 12 reunion.

By Jocelyn Vena
Frank Catania Says He and Dolores Catania's Boyfriend "Don't Exactly See Eye to Eye"

That’s a wrap. The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 12 closed out on Tuesday, May 17, with Part 3 of the reunion, which included some shady moments not only between the women but also by the husbands who joined them onstage. Most notably, Dolores Catania’s ex-husband, Frank Catania, shared his feelings about her current beau, Paul "Paulie" Connell (see the clip above).

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Frank, as well as the other Garden State husbands, stopped by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Tuesday, and he revealed where things stand with Paul today.

“David [Principe] has never met Paulie yet, and nor do I think he will ever meet Paulie, ’cause they’re just not going to be in the correct place,” Frank said on WWHL of Dolores’ ex-boyfriend and his current roommate.

As for how he and Dolores’ current BF are doing after the aforementioned reunion comments, he revealed, “But since the reunion, let me say, I’m happy to say that Paulie and I have definitely, without a doubt, made some headway. Paulie and I have spoken. Paulie and I have joked around a little bit, and hopefully he’s opening up more and I’m accepting him more.”

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Of course, one comment Frank made during the reunion, about Paulie looking like Buzz Lightyear, was still a hot topic in the Clubhouse. Frank confirmed that he didn’t mean it to be an insult. “He’s a good-looking guy,” Frank said.

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Frank also shared more of his thoughts on his ex-wife’s current relationship during a game called “Truth or Joe Gorga Drinks!” The question posed for Frank: “On a scale of one to 10, how likely is it that Dolores and Paulie will go the distance?”

Frank’s response: “I give it a seven and a half.”

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