Dolores Catania reacts to Joe Gorga’s comments on David Principe: RHONJ Recap


Dolores Catania’s relationship with David Principe has long been a major topic of conversation on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. However, it appeared that the RHONJ the crew crossed a line when they shared their opinions on David giving Dolores a Porsche at a cocktail party in the April 28 episode, which prompted Dolores to leave the event (clip above) .

“I was so angry. I was really pissed off,” Dolores reflected on the RHONJ moment when appearing on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen April 28. “I have reached my breaking point.”

Dolores went on to tell Andy Cohen that what really got her to this point was when Melissa Gorga admitted in front of everyone at the party that they had questioned the others about whether the Porsche gift was a attempt to delay engagement. “But you know what it is, Andy, it’s a principle thing with me,” Dolores explained. “You could tell me about it, you could tell our relatives about it, but I didn’t know these people at the party. It was in mixed company.”

His fellow housewife from New Jersey and WWHL Guest Jennifer Aydin said she now realizes “absolutely” that Dolores is happy with the current state of her relationship with David. “When we all first heard it, I think we felt like she wanted a ring in order to solidify the engagement,” Jennifer said on WWHL. “And then when she changed air, we changed with her.”

Jennifer also noted that a Porsche gift didn’t seem bad to her at all. “By the way, when this poll was taken, I voted for the Porsche,” she said. “Porsche and a doctor? Why do we need a ring at this point in our life? She hasn’t already? No baby.

Joe Gorga, in particular, seemed to have a lot to say about Dolores during this episode of RHONJ, calling her a “broken woman” after being the victim of infidelity during her past marriage to Frank Catania. Jackie Goldschneider saw it this way in an interview during the episode, “Joe might sound like he’s talking to Dolores, but I think he’s trying to send Melissa a message.”

Dolores said the WWHL that she agreed with Jackie’s analysis. “I think it had a lot to do with it back then and what they were going through,” she said. “Yeah, I agree with Jackie. That was a good statement Jackie made.”

Jennifer also commented on Dolores’ relationship in an interview on the episode, sharing that Joe “was a little tough” when it came to stressing David’s busy schedule as OBGYN. “But I understand his point of view,” Jennifer said. “I mean, my husband is a doctor too, but he finds a way to do it.”

Dolores responded to Jennifer’s statement on WWHL, sharing that “it’s not at all” a comparison of apples to apples. “But as you can see, I was fed up by that time my friends were talking about my relationship,” Dolores added. “It’s OK for me. When I said the first 10 times it was OK for me, it should have been OK with them.”

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We will see the consequences of this chaotic cocktail in the next episode of RHONJ. Check out an overview below.


Dolores Catania confronts the ladies about talking behind her back

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