Star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dolores Catania, is opening up about how she balances her friendships with OG’s of the RHONJ: Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita. As viewers remember, Dolores appeared during season one of the RHONJ as a friend at Dina Manzo’s pool party in honor of her daughter going to Greece. Throughout the series, Dolores made several appearances with castmates before officially joining the show in a full-time role.
According to People Now, Dolores revealed that she’s still friends with Caroline and Jacqueline – even though Teresa doesn’t get along with them anymore. As seen on the RHONJ, Dolores and Teresa are super close and have been for decades. Dolores said, “The one former Jersey housewife I’m closest to is Caroline Manzo, and Jacqueline, like, we’re both very close.”
Dolores has a long history with them. She shared, “You know, we’ve known each other for so long and Jacqueline has the biggest heart in the world.” However; it is a “sticky situation” for Dolores.
She explained, “Uh, sticky situation for me, I’m not gonna lie.” The key is not taking sides. She stated, “You never take sides between sisters. When sisters are fighting — and that’s what I consider that. My mom taught me that.”
It doesn’t appear that Caroline and Jacqueline are coming back to the RHONJ anytime soon, although, they could down the road. Does Dolores want any of the current cast members to leave the show? “No,” she answered. She added, “I think this crew together and this cast is really good and I think that everybody’s happy with them too. There’s a good mix of everything, more than there’s ever been.”
I think it’s awesome that Dolores can balance her friendships and stay neutral. Dolores is an amazing woman with integrity! I wonder if the OG’s of the RHONJ will ever reunite? I’d love that, since I loved the earlier seasons of the RHONJ. I’m loving this season of the RHONJ so far and I look forward to the next episode!
Thoughts on this all? Thoughts on what Dolores had to say? Will the ladies ever make amends and be friends again? Will Caroline and/or Jacqueline return to the show? Thoughts on this season of the RHONJ? Sound off below!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey currently airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on Bravo TV.
Source: People Now