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It's the most wonderful time of the year for fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Not only did Bravo announce the upcoming Season 12 last week, but the Garden State crew also celebrated Dolores Catania's birthday on December 28.
Teresa Giudice commemorated both of these momentous occasions in an Instagram post on Dolores' birthday. The New Jersey Housewife shared some pics of herself and Dolores from the group's trip to Nashville, which was teased in the above trailer for RHONJ Season 12. The ladies look lovely rocking cowboy hats in a couple of the photos, followed by pics of the besties looking beautiful in blue dresses while out and about in Nashville's famed Lower Broadway district.
"Happy Birthday [Dolores] hope you have the most amazing day and feel all the love being sent your way," Teresa gushed in the caption to the Instagram post. "I hope this [upcoming] year [brings] you so much love, growth and many memorable moments. Love you."
Dolores thanked Teresa in the comments section of the Instagram post, which also featured kind words from Teresa's eldest daughter, Gia Giudice ("so gorgeous both of [you]"), and Dolores' son, Frankie Catania ("love this post").
Of course, Dolores' family continued to show her a lot of love on her big day, with Frankie writing, "Happy Birthday to the most amazing and beautiful mother. Thank you for everything Mom! Hope you enjoy your special day," Dolores' daughter Gabby sharing, "Happy birthday with my beautiful mother. I love you like a monster," and ex-husband Frank Catania gushing in his Instagram Stories, "A very special Happy Birthday [Dolores] still my ride [or] die and the best mother I could [have] ever asked for our beautiful children."
The rest of the RHONJ crew joined them in sending the warmest birthday wishes to Dolores, including Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider, Jennifer Aydin, and Melissa Gorga, who told her friend on Instagram, "This is gonna be your year. Love you!"
Traci Johnson, who is a new friend of the group in RHONJ Season 12, also showed her appreciation for Dolores welcoming her in her freshman season of the show. "Happy birthday [Dolores]!!" Traci captioned a stunning photo of herself and Dolores in her Instagram Stories. "I would [have] been lost all summer without you!!"
Dolores took to her own Instagram to show her gratitude for all of the birthday love. "Another year around the sun. Thank you everyone for your sweet birthday wishes," she wrote. "Blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people."
She continued to receive sweet messages in the comments of her post, as well as on other Bravolebs' personal Instagrams, from the likes of Joe Gorga, Leah McSweeney, Stephanie Hollman, Meredith Marks, Lisa Barlow, Cynthia Bailey, Luis "Louie" Ruelas, Reza Farahan, and Dorinda Medley.
We'll find out what else is new with Dolores and her fellow Garden State gals when RHONJ returns for Season 12 on Tuesday, February 1 at 8/7c. Catch up on what the New Jersey Housewives have been up to since Season 11 here, and see everything that the new season has in store in the trailer at the top of this post.
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