RHONJ's Dolores Catania and Boyfriend Paul Connell Just Took a Big Step in Their Relationship

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dolores Catania is getting serious with boyfriend Paul Connell. Get a sweet update on their relationship and a recent milestone.

By Brett Malec Mar 30, 2022 1:00 PMTags
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Dolores Catania is one lucky lady.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was recently whisked away to Ireland by her Dublin-born boyfriend Paul Connell. The Bravo star is sharing intimate details about their romantic trip and revealing the big step they just took in their relationship

"He took me to Ireland for Valentine's Day and we stayed in a castle and drove all through Ireland," Dolores told E! News in an exclusive interview. "He showed me where he grew up, I met family, it was just amazing."

The RHONJ star said that Paul's mother previously visited the East Coast for several months and Dolores "got very close to his mom," but this was the first time meeting the rest of Paul's relatives.

"His whole family is still there, so I met his brothers and sister," she gushed. "It was really nice. It was like meeting a New Jersey family but in Ireland. They were so warm and welcoming and close."

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Dolores and Paul also visited the Guinness factory and toured the Ring of Kerry in the south of the country.

Despite getting introduced to Paul's whole family, Dolores isn't putting on pressure to get engaged anytime soon.

"We get along, this is a beautiful relationship, it's the beginning of a beautiful relationship. I don't see any problems with it, but you never know, tomorrow isn't promised to anyone," she said, adding, "I'm very happy and Paul is a great guy."

As for whether Paul will appear on the next season of RHONJ, Dolores teased, "We'll see. We don't start filming for a bit so let's just hope. Like I said, I don't want to jinx anything."

The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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