The Real Housewives of New Jersey recently returned to Bravo for season 7 and, with each new season, come new housewives! There’s been a lot of hype leading up to this season as the first episode begins with Teresa Giudice’s release from ‘camp.’ But along with the typical family drama, there are two fiery new women on the scene who’ve come to either intensify or diffuse the drama. One of these women is an old friend and ally of Teresa Giudice, and her name is Dolores Catania! So far this season, she’s proven to be a loyal friend to Teresa which is exactly what Teresa needs right now. Fans are still getting to know the newest New Jersey Housewife, so here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Dolores Catania!
8. She’s a Mom
This New Jersey native housewife is a proud momma of two children, Gabrielle, 20, and Frankie, 17. Although she divorced their father, Frankie, a long time ago, the four of them remain a close knit family. “Of all the things I will ever do in my life, they will always be my greatest accomplishment and the center of my world. I’m so proud of them!” she said. Similar to Teresa Giudice, Catania prides herself of being Italian which means she’s all about family, family, family. Family comes first.