Who Is Dolores' New Boyfriend?

Dolores Catania has found a new boyfriend with whom she can be “faithful and lovely.”

Electrician Paul Connell is Dolores’ new boyfriend, and the two have been together for quite some time. Dolores’ friend Tom Murro told Page Six in December, “They’re really happy together.” “He’s a wonderful person.” It’s still really new, but you can tell they’re a good combination.”

She moved on with Paul Connell after calling it quits with her four-year lover, Dr. David Principe, earlier this summer. The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, 50, had previously been dating Dr. David Principe.

When asked about the relationship, Catania’s longstanding companion Tom Murro told Page Six exclusively, “They’re really happy together.” “He’s a wonderful person.” It’s still really new, but you can tell they’re a good combination.”

“I couldn’t be happier for her,” the 55-year-old experienced entertainment journalist stated. “She is deserving of the best.”

Catania met Connell through a mutual friend and just spent a romantic vacation on the beaches of St. Martin with her beau. The duo took a selfie while strolling along the shoreline, as seen on the Bravolebrity’s Instagram Story this weekend.

Catania captioned the photo of herself with Connell, “My fave lifeguard.”

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The reality TV star is seen clutching the New York City-based electrician around his neck in a black-and-white photo posted to her Instagram Story.

According to a source, the two are “practically attached at the hip” and “very much enamored with each other.”

Catania previously lamented that she and Principe, 57, seldom saw one other during their courtship, which, much to the dismay of her “RHONJ” co-stars, did not include an engagement.

Catania insisted on the show that she didn’t care if Principe gave her a ring; all she wanted was his attention.

After four years of dating, Catania called it quits with Dr. David Principe.

She told Andy Cohen on the “RHONJ” Season 11 reunion earlier this year, “I don’t know if he knows how to be in a relationship, truly.”

In previous episodes of “New Jersey,” both parties blamed his demanding schedule as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for their lack of date nights.

Despite this, Catania “got tired of battling for a relationship that he wasn’t prioritizing,” according to a source close to the doctor.

Who Is Dolores' New Boyfriend? Complete Relationship Info!

“She needed someone who could love as passionately as she loves and with whom she could truly connect. She and Paul share a chemistry that she has never experienced before.”

The new couple is “practically attached at the hip,” according to a source at Page Six.
Most notably, the two have bonded via their similar interest in philanthropy. Connell’s own philanthropic activities have enchanted Catania, who supports a variety of causes including animal welfare and domestic abuse relief.

“He’s tremendously into giving back,” Murro explained. “He recently donated a ton of gifts to a Paterson children’s organization.”

Catania’s relationship with Connell will not be explored in Season 12 of “RHONJ,” as filming was completed before the two began dating.

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According to the insider, viewers will notice “cracks beginning to emerge” in her partnership with Principe. They were last spotted together in June at a Belmont Horse Race Track event while production was in full gear.

Catania and Principe were last photographed together at an event this summer, with Tom Murro (far left) and another buddy.

“Dolores was heartbroken to say goodbye to what she believed she had with David,” a source claimed of the mother of two, who has two children with ex-husband Frank Catania: Gabrielle, 26, and Frankie, 23.

“However, meeting Paul was the silver lining.

By Stephanie Scott

Stephanie Scott is an award-winning journalist and momma to Debbe Scott. She is passionate about quality reporting and writing, as well as servicing women readers. She is most passionate about and likes to learn about new cultures as and when she can.  Stephanie, her daughter, and her husband, Eric Scott, live in New York City.