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Dolores Catania Dishes on Her Friendship with Teresa... Gorga?!

The #RHONJ newbie goes way back with the Garden State mom.

By Jocelyn Vena
How Close Are Teresa Giudice and Dolores Catania?

To say that Dolores Catania and Teresa Giudice are tight might be an understatement. In fact, The Real Housewives of New Jersey rookie has known Teresa since she went by an entirely different name — because, you see, their friendship runs that deep.

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"I've known Teresa so long I have actually a specific memory, like here I am nine months pregnant from my daughter, Gabrielle who's now gonna be 21 in September," she recalled to The Daily Dish. "I was the first to get married and here's my cousin Tanya and Teresa Gorga coming over to hang out at my Shore house, getting ready to go to Temptations. I mean, OK, if that's not a flashback."

Previously Teresa said that she and Dolores are "cut from the same cloth," noting their shared nationality. "We're true Italians," she explained. "We'll stick with you until the end." And it's clear that they have a bond that's pretty unshakable. In fact, even when Teresa was serving time in 2015 at Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, Dolores often thought of her lifelong pal.

"I don't see a lot of changes in Teresa. Teresa coming out of Danbury has been — I mean, probably the hardest thing was being there, to be away from her children. And through it all, I always thought of her. On a nice day I'd be driving around and say, 'Oh, she'd be down the shore with her kids right now. I know today's a hard day for her,'" Dolores explained. "And there were certain milestones that she missed as well, so I think just going through something like that in general makes you not worry about things that would have bothered you in the past. Going through anything in life is — I don't want to say humbling because I don't think everybody needs to be humbled that goes through something bad. But I think that when you go through something life-changing you look at things a lot differently, but changing as a person? I don't think people change."

Find out what Teresa had to say about her pal, below.

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