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Dolores Catania is an American actress, entrepreneur, and socialite who is currently appearing on the television reality series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She was previously married to successful businessman Frank Catania, with whom she jointly owns several fitness enterprises. Dolores’ The Real Housewives of New Jersey journey has also won her a huge fan base along the way, and has made her a popular household name. Here’s more about her in our Dolores Catania wiki.

Early Life and Career

Dolores Catania was born on December 28, 1970, in Patterson, New Jersey. Her father was a chief of police, while her mother was a housewife. Owing to her strong Italian roots, Catania found a belief in the institution of marriage and family ties early on in life.

After completing her schooling, Catania went on to pursue her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University with a specialization in Gambling Law. She then went on to work as a corrections officer for a brief period, but soon took a liking to allied medical studies.

After undertaking formal medical training, Catania worked as a surgical technician but later realized that it wasn’t her calling either. Her fleeting career came to a halt after she became part of the American real estate scene. She worked as a successful realtor for 15 years before finally trying her hand at acting.

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Catania’s television stint with The Real Housewives of New Jersey made her a household name and earned her much popularity and a hefty bank balance. Dolores Catania’s net worth is currently estimated at close to $3.5 million today.

Her Entrepreneurial Streak

Dolores Catania, aged 47, is a strong-willed businesswoman who could hardly stick to one earning avenue, as is evident from her early professional life. After working in American Realty for years, Catania used her strong network and business skills to branch out. She started her entrepreneurial journey with ex-husband Frank Catania by co-owning and managing a Gold’s Gym franchise in Teterboro, New Jersey.

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After successfully running the show, the duo decided to introduce their own gym brand across the country and are today the proud owners of two Powerhouse gyms and several other fitness enterprises in the United States.

Even after their official separation, Dolores Catania’s husband and the reality star have continued to remain business partners and are successfully growing their fitness empire with each passing day.

Dolores Catania’s Personal Life

Dolores Catania has always believed in maintaining a balance between her personal and professional life. Although she has had a successful professional inning with her role in The Real Housewives of New Jersey and her many business ventures, the spirited actress is a homebody at heart.

Catania is also the mother of two children named Gabrielle and Frankie Catania, who she conceived through her marriage with ex-husband Frank Catania. The couple, who dated for over a decade and married for 15 years, still share a friendly bond together. In fact, Catania is reported to be living in the same house with her ex and their kids.

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Like herself, Dolores Catania’s son is willing to pursue acting. He is currently taking acting lessons alongside his college studies.

The gorgeous actress also often mingles with her extended family and is particularly close to her parents, siblings, and grandparents. Dolores Catania’s ethnicity is said to be Italian-American, and she is currently rumored to be dating a gentleman by the name of Dr. David Principe.

She Is an Animal Lover and Philanthropist

Dolores Catania is a social worker and is actively associated with multiple charities. The stunning diva advocates for the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital daily and is also associated with the Onyx & Breezy Foundation, whose mission is improving and saving the lives of animals every day.

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Catania is an ardent animal lover and owns four dogs of her own. Two of them, named Loli and Lola, are rescues.

While the actress is known to earn as much as $30,000 per episode for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, she believes in spending wisely and is known to give away a major chunk of her income to charity. Unlike other television personalities, Catania keeps close to her roots and abides by the values she inherited while growing up.

Dolores Catania’s Instagram is also proof of her well-rounded life and positive radiance.

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