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Dolores Got Some Sweet (& Sparkly!) Gifts from Paulie Before the RHONJ Premiere

RHONJ’s Dolores Catania got some eye-catching presents from her love hours before the show’s Season 13 premiere. 

By Abby Feiner
See Dolores Catania's Incredible Backyard with a New Pool and Outdoor Kitchen

February 7 was a big night for Dolores Catania. First, The Real Housewives of New Jersey returned for Season 13, and directly after, Dolores appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to discuss everything that went down during the episode

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As Dolores showed in an Instagram Story photo, she started the eventful day in the best way: with some sweet and sparkly gifts from her boyfriend, Paul “Paulie” Connell. In addition to gorgeous flowers, Paulie gave Dolores multiple pieces of jewelry, including two necklaces and what appeared to be two rings. “[Paul] [you’re] the best,” she wrote. 

As Paulie shared on WWHL from his seat in the audience, he and Dolores have been together for “nearly two years” now, although it “seems like forever.” On the RHONJ season premiere, Dolores opened up about their  romance. “I’ve never been in a relationship like this before,” she said in an interview. “I can’t believe how smitten and gushy I am. I f--king hate it. But you know what? I’m very happy. That’s the key.”

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Although Dolores recently renovated her house (take a tour of her jaw-dropping backyard in the video above), she often stays at Paulie’s home. “I don’t officially live [at Paulie’s]. But I do spend a lot of time there,” she told in September 2022. “That’s an adjustment for both of us… That wasn’t something I planned on.”

Check out the video above to see Dolores’ incredible pool and outdoor space. 

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