Dolores Catania - Updated Jun 2024

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Dolores Catania

Dolores Catania is a popular television personality, philanthropist, and entrepreneur from the United States. Dolores Catania is widely known for being a main cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She has been a part of the show since its seventh season, which began in 2016.

Early Life

Dolores Catania was born in Paterson, New Jersey, United States on the 28th of December 1970. She is also known as Dolores Spagnola. She is 52 years old (as of 2023) under the zodiac sign Capricorn. Catania holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion.

Regarding her family background, she is the daughter of Lawrence Spagnola (Father) and Valerie Spagnola (Mother). Her father, Lawrence is a retired Paterson police chief, and her mother, Valerie is a housewife. She was raised along with her sisters, Valerie and Laura, and a brother named Louis.

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Caption: Dolores Catania childhood photo source: Bravo TV.


Speaking of her educational background, Catania completed her secondary education at Passaic Valley Regional High School in Little Falls, New Jersey.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about her career, Dolores worked as a waitress, a shampoo girl, a corrections officer, a realtor, and a surgical assistant before she joined The Housewives. Together with her ex-husband, she actively owns a fitness franchise and renovates homes. She is philanthropic and supports numerous causes (e.g., animal welfare and local relief efforts).

Additionally, she has made appearances in several independent films, such as Brad Forenza’s Around the Sun and Breaking Points. When asked to join The Real Housewives of New Jersey for season 1 in 2009, Dolores chose to make guest appearances as a “friend” of the first wives. Caroline Manzo eventually took Dolores’ place.

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Caption: Dolores Catania in the TV show What Happens Live with Andy Cohen source: YouTube.

She has maintained enduring friendships with the original cast members Jacqueline Laurita, Teresa Giudice, and Caroline Manzo outside of the program. Catania joined the cast in 2016, with season 7 of the show.

Her storylines since joining the show have primarily dealt with her love life, relationship with her ex, self-discovery, motherhood, loyalty, and independence. Since joining, she has been rated as one of the most relatable housewives and was chosen by Bravo viewers as “Miss Congeniality” for the entire Real Housewives syndicate in 2018.

Dolores Catania – Net Worth 2023

Dolores Catania has earned a huge amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth by 2023 is approximately $4 million. However, Dolores has never been a part of brand endorsement.

Personal Life

Regarding her love life, Frank Catania and Dolores got married on September 16, 1994. Frank “Frankie” III (born in 1998) and Gabrielle “Gaby” (born in 1995) are the couple’s two children.

Frank and Catania’s marriage was effectively ended when Catania revealed during her first season as a Housewife that Frank had been unfaithful while she was nine months pregnant with Frankie.

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Caption: Dolores Catania with David Principe source: Bravo TV.

In 2017, She started dating maternal-fetal physician, David Principe. Siggy Flicker, a friend, and Catania’s former co-star introduced the two. In December 2021, the couple announced their separation.

Body Measurements

Dolores Catania is very beautiful and attractive undoubtedly. She has an excellent height of 5 feet 7 inches (168 cm/1.68 m) and weighs around 62 kg (137 lbs). She has a body dimension of 35-24-35 inches. In addition, Catania has a brown pair of lovely eyes and shiny brown hair color.

Dolores Catania – Social Media

She is active on her Instagram account @dolorescatania with 925K followers. Moreover, she also has 130.3K followers on Twitter and 131K followers on Facebook.