|Dolores Catania Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1970|
Dolores Catania is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and television personality who is best known to television audiences as one of the cast members of Bravo’s reality series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey (2016-Present).
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
New Jersey, United States
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Television Personality
- Father – Lawrence Spagnola (Former Paterson Chief of Police)
- Mother – Valerie Spagnola (Homemaker)
- Siblings – Laura Spagnola (Sister), Tonya Spagnola (Sister), Valerie ‘Val’ Spagnola (Sister), Louis Spagnola (Brother)
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
64 kg or 141 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Dolores Catania has dated –
- Frank Catania II – On September 16, 1994, she tied the knot with Frank Catania II. Dolores gave birth to their daughter Gabrielle ‘Gaby’ Catania (b. 1995) and son Frank ‘Frankie’ III Catania (b. 1998). Their marriage ended after her husband cheated on her while she was heavily pregnant with Frankie. Nevertheless, the two have managed to co-parent their kids amicably throughout the years.
- David Principe (2017-2021) – In 2017, her good friend Siggy Flicker introduced Dolores to the maternal-fetal medicine specialist David Principe. The two were an item until December 2021 when they officially announced their split.
- Paul Connell (2021-Present) – Shortly after her breakup with David, Dolores began dating Paul Connell, who works as a lifeguard and is the owner of an electrical company.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Italian and Irish ancestry.
Dolores Catania has endorsed or promoted brands such as –
- Cenia Swim
- Luxury Hair Extension Line
- JM Jewels
- Christian Louboutin
- Nadine Merabi
Dolores Catania Favorite Things
- Item Of Clothing In Her Wardrobe – Commando Leather Pants
- Job She Had – Sheriff’s Officer
- Memory From RHONJ – Maimonides Softball Game
- Movie – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- Karaoke Song – I Will Survive (1978) by Gloria Gaynor
- Delivery Food Order – Salad
- Order At Wendy’s – No. 1 with no onions, cheese, medium with a Diet Coke
- Television Show – The Blacklist
Source – Us Magazine
Dolores Catania Facts
- She was offered the opportunity to star in season 1 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but she turned it down and Danielle Staub was cast instead.
- Among the various jobs held by Dolores were working as a waitress, realtor, shampoo girl, surgical assistant, and corrections officer.
- Her role models while growing up were Mother Teresa and Princess Diana.
- Dolores is an avid animal lover and is a pet mom to 4 rescue dogs.
- Her dream was to be a ballroom dancer.
- She grew up in Paterson, just like her RHONJ cast members Teresa Giudice and Kathy Wakile.
- In 2018, fans of the Bravo channel voted Dolores as ‘Miss Congeniality’ from all the cast members across the Real Housewives syndicate.
- She has named Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice as her closest friends from the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Dolores shares her birth date with prominent Hollywood celebrities like Stan Lee, Denzel Washington, Maggie Smith, Miles Brown, Joe Manganiello, Seth Meyers, Sienna Miller, Gayle King, Olivia Mathers, and many others.
Featured Image by Dolores Catania / Instagram