Dolores Catania introduces Page Six to Irish beau Paul Connell
From “Solo Dolo” to blown away!
Dolores Catania proudly introduced her Irish boyfriend, Paul “Paulie” Connell, to Page Six during a Zoom call during our last interview with the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star.
After inviting the hunky businessman to join her as she discussed the Season 12 reunion with us, Catania, 51, listed what she loves about him as he looked on with a smile brilliant.
“I love everything about Paulie. I love the familiarity I have with how he reminds me of, like, an old school guy that I grew up with. And he’s so good to me,” he said. she declared.
“I feel very safe with him. I feel very safe,” Catania added, waving at Connell, who flaunted his muscles in a fitted white T-shirt during his impromptu appearance. very attracted to him as you can see…and I love his accent.”
Meanwhile, the Dublin native – who immigrated to the US aged 20 – appreciates Catania’s ‘down to earth’ personality.
“What you see is what you get. There’s nothing set up with it. People ask me, like, ‘Hey, is the show real?’ I’m like, ‘That’s very real. That’s how honest she is,’ he said in his lovely dialect. ‘She’s just a very genuine, good person and that’s good d ‘have someone supporting you and supporting you.”
Catania said Connell picked her up as well, as she dealt with the drama among her famous group of friends when the latest episode of “RHONJ” aired.
“He’s a voice of reason, he’s very logical, he makes a lot of sense. He puts a lot of wit into it. He’s very, very funny and he’s very smart,” she said of the support from his partner.
“It gives me a different perspective on [the show] and he doesn’t agree with me on everything. So I like to have this soothing force with me. And I also like having someone next to me who supports me.
Connell – who had never seen an episode of “RHONJ” before meeting Catania – told us he now enjoys watching his girlfriend shine on the small screen.
“I’m a great commentator so I really have a lot to say. So sometimes it’s better that I don’t watch her maybe when she’s there,” he said with a laugh. enjoy this. The parts I watch, I enjoy.
The Eco Electrical Services CEO continued, “I think it’s hilarious because I’m so close to her and she’s so funny. Like, she’s very witty. So I don’t understand anymore.
But did Catania’s sense of humor make Connell want to propose? “There’s a lot of good things to come,” he teased, to which his love repeated, “There’s a lot of good things to come.”
“I say there is an intention. We’re here for the good intentions,” she further explained the idea of another wedding. “Relationships take a lot of work, we spend a lot of time together, we grow together. Tomorrow is promised to no one but we are [headed] in the right direction and we have a lot in common, even though he grew up in Ireland.
When asked if Connell might appear in the next season of “New Jersey,” as the men are almost as involved as the “Housewives” themselves, Catania simply replied, “Stay tuned.”
A mischievous Connell then announced, “I’m going back to work now!” – and thrown out of frame.
Catania’s pal, interior designer Vanessa DeLeon, introduced her to Connell last fall after the cameras went down for ‘The Real Housewives’ – months after she split from the ex -boyfriend David Principe – and the new couple have been inseparable ever since.
The reality TV personality was previously married to Frank Catania, with whom she shares children Gabrielle, 26, and Frankie, 23.
“I want to share my life with someone and I want someone to share their life with me. I have everything to give now,” she told Page Six in February, noting that her vet daughter and her real estate professional son approved of her beau.
“They are happy for me. They just want to see their mother happy,” she added. “And they are good. Everything I put into them, I can now put into a relationship.
Part three of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.