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Dolores Catania Talks Civil Relationship with Ex-Husband Frank – She’s Even Friends With His Girlfriend!

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If you weren’t aware of their history, you’d probably think that Frank and Dolores Catania were still married. Frank still handles all of her finances (and home renovations) and the two are often spending quality family time with their children Gabby and Frankie. So does this make it weird when the two date other people? Apparently not – as a deal breaker for any partner is an understanding of their close bond.

Speaking with the The Huffington Post, Dolores dishes on her civil relationship with Frank along with her friendship with his longtime girlfriend.

Per Dolores: “Frank has been with his wonderful girlfriend for 12 years now and the relationship we have is great. If she can’t go somewhere with him, she’ll ask me if I’d like to attend because she completely understands it’s a friendship of 2 people who will always have kids they share [Gabrielle and Frankie]. His girlfriend not only accepts that there’s a family but she embraces it and we all have a good dynamic – all around.”

That’s big of both of them! I’m not sure if I could keep jealousy in check whether I was Dolores or the girlfriend!

Apparently the two are still even sending racy pics – but it’s not as spicy as you may think:

“Frank and I are not married and obviously not involved beyond being good friends and co-parents as well as partners in business. He called this morning to see how I’m doing & I sent him a pic of my butt because I just had work done yesterday – but this is completely normal for us.”

If any of you are divorced and are jealous of the relationship that the two have, keep faith as Dolores revealed their current relationship took a long time to reach adding:

“We had a very difficult time years ago and I had a lot of pain and anger to deal with. I mean, he cheated (he is not with that woman now, Thank God) and ended up leaving us right before I was supposed to give birth. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears but we were able to work it out. It certainly wasn’t always easy or anything like it looks now.”

Geez – I bet a lot of Frank’s financial assistance is due to the fact that he feels guilty for leaving her while pregnant along with tearing apart a family unit. For any of those who are judgmental of Frank’s continued financial support, Dolores reveals she has helped him out too in the past: “It’s actually always been a reciprocal thing with finances and we have helped each other. When one of us is up, the other has been down.”

The two seem to have the most civil divorce in housewives history (aside from Siggy and Mark along with Robyn and Juan!) I think the two have a great relationship, and until I found out he had a long time girlfriend was hoping they would eventually get back together. Here’s hoping that Dolores finds her dream man!

What do you think of Frank and Dolores’ relationship?

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