‘RHONJ’ star Dolores Catania ‘shaken’ after Porsche theft

Dolores Catania felt shaken after her Porsche was stolen straight from her boyfriend’s driveway early Saturday morning.

Sources close to the 51-year-old ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star say the luxury vehicle was taken from Paul ‘Paulie’ Connell’s home in Edgewater, NJ around 6am.

“Dolores is determined to find her car with the help of the authorities,” an insider told Page Six exclusively, adding that a police report has been filed in Bergen County.

“She’s exasperated but also very shaken that someone is stealing it right from Paulie’s driveway,” the source continued.

Catania’s ex-boyfriend David Principe gifted her the car — a gesture that became a point of contention among the “RHONJ” cast during season 11.

Catania says the car was stolen from outside her boyfriend Paulie Connell's house.
Catania says the car was stolen from outside her boyfriend Paulie Connell’s house.
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At the time, Catania told some of his fellow students to “fuck off” themselves after he insinuated that Principe gave him the car to stall on buying an engagement ring.

“He didn’t give her a ring, so she didn’t move in. [with him]but he just bought her a Porsche,” Jackie Goldschneider told the group, to which her husband, Evan, jokingly replied, “It means, ‘I’m just going to get you a car instead of a ring.’

Such comments caused Catania to leave the scene. “Everyone is talking behind my back about having a crazy Porsche, and I want to go,” she said on her exit. ” Kiss my ass. Learn not to talk behind my fucking back.

She and Connell started dating after her split from David Principe.

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She and Connell started dating after her split from David Principe.

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Although Catania and Principe, 58, split last year, she kept the lavish gift.

Despite the baffling flight, Catania knows she can count on her Irish beau, Connell – a man she says makes her feel “safe and secure”.

Dolores Catania at BravoCon After Dark in a black ensemble.
The reality TV star is “shaken” over the incident.
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“I love everything about Paulie. I love the familiarity I have with how he reminds me of, like, an old school guy that I grew up with. And he’s so good to me,” he said. she told Page Six in May.

Meanwhile, Connell – who had never seen an episode of “RHONJ” before meeting Catania – said he liked the “honesty” of Bravolebrity.

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Catania and Principe separated last year.
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“He’s just a very genuine good person and it’s nice to have someone supporting you and supporting you,” he told us, adding that he now loves watching “New Jersey” with his leading lady.

“I think it’s hilarious because I’m so close to her and she’s so funny. Like, she’s very witty. So I understand more.

Page Six contacted the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for an update on the case, but has yet to receive a response.

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