RHONJ’s Paul Connell Reveals He’s Almost Divorced; Talks Marriage to Dolores Catania


RHONJ’s Paul Connell reveals that his divorce is almost finalized while opening up about his and Dolores Catania’s plans to tie the knot.

On September 13, The U.S. Sun chatted with Dolores Catania‘s boyfriend, Paul Connell, about season 14 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Paul Connell discussed how the RHONJ cast is handling Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice not speaking amid their feud.

The Irish-born entrepreneur also revealed that his divorce from his estranged wife will be finalized “very soon.” While Paul says he’s not rushing to propose to Dolores, they are taking a significant step in their relationship by going into business with each other. Dolores and Paul are opening a company focused on construction and real estate.

John Fuda And Paulie Connell Make Peace After Disagreement On Season 14 of RHONJ - Exclusive!
John Fuda And Paulie Connell Make Peace After Disagreement On Season 14 of RHONJ – Exclusive!

He explained:

“We know we have a long-term journey. I have to get divorced, which is coming up pretty soon, very soon. I’m not going to run down and jump down on one knee and ask her to marry me. It’s not the formal thing to do. We’re opening a business together, and we’re starting that venture. And it will lead up to an engagement and marriage.”

Speaking of marriage, Paul Connell opened up more about his and Dolores’ plans to wed while chatting with Page Six on September 12.

“I think we have a plan that’s in effect that we believe is going to be within our time schedule. She’s happy about that, so am I, so I think everybody else will be,” he told the outlet.

As for whether or not they wed on RHONJ, Paul Connell says that decision will be “up to [Dolores].”

“I’m, like, new to this whole thing, so whatever she wants goes,” he explained.

Dolores and Paul have been dating since 2021. Initally, their relationship caused some issues between Dolores and her ex-husband Frank Catania, who was upset over the changes in their family dynamic amid her romance with Paul.

Dolores and Frank Catania pose for family photo with kids Gabby and Frankie
Dolores and Frank Catania pose for a family photo with kids Gabby and Frankie.

Despite the challenges, Paul and Frank have managed to work on their friendship and are “finding [common] ground” within their blended family.

“I like Frank. Frank likes me. I think we’re good. I think it’s a good blend right now at the moment, so hopefully it stays that way,” he admitted.

Paul then joked that when he and Dolores do marry, Frank will most likely play a practical joke or two.

“He’ll probably be the guy that stands up [at the wedding] and says, ‘Does anyone have a problem?’ ‘Yes, I do,’” he laughed, adding, “He’ll probably be at the wedding, for sure.”

Paul Connell and Dolores Catania take a selfie on date night
Paul Connell and Dolores Catania take a selfie on date night

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RHONJ will return to Bravo for season 14 in 2024.

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