Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Dolores Catania will be seen opening up about the current status of her relationship with longtime boyfriend Dr. David Principe on the upcoming three-part reunion special of the Bravo reality series.
In a sneak peek at the drama that is to come shared by Bravo earlier this week, Catania is seen speaking to host Andy Cohen, creator of the Real Housewives franchise, about why she is no longer waiting in the wings for a proposal from Dr. Principe.
“Where are the conversations going relating to a commitment in this relationship?” Cohen asked.
“You know what, Andy? I’m ready for him to move into his new home. However, I’m not moving in,” Catania confirmed.
As viewers of The Real Housewives of New Jersey well know, Catania and her former husband, Frank, have been working with Dr. Principe on his new home for the past couple of years and for the entirety of that time, it was assumed that Dr. Principe would be proposing to Catania and that they would move into the home together once it was completed.
Because Dr. Principe failed to propose marriage to Catania, she’s not going to leave her own home and is admittedly a bit resentful about the way things have played out between her and her boyfriend.
“I’m not engaged. I’m really good without a commitment,” she began.
Then, when Cohen asked what changed, Catania said she believes it should be her boyfriend who is looking for a commitment from her, not the other way around.
“I think that he should want it for me,” she explained.
“Listen, the five minutes I wanted to get engaged, because I’ve been single for 21 years, you should’ve took it and ran. Because I would have gotten engaged. I would have gotten married. I would have been an amazing wife,” Catania explained.
“I would be pissed off and resentful too if it’s been this long,” Teresa Giudice, who split from husband Joe during season 10, interjected.
Catania then insisted that despite her hardships with Dr. Principe, she does not believe he’s a bad guy.
“She’s settling,” Jennifer Aydin claimed. “I think she wants to be with him so bad that she’s willing to take him anyway he’s willing to offer himself and I think she’s okay with it for now.”
Although Margaret Josephs said that she doesn’t completely agree with her co-star, Aydin wouldn’t allow her to speak as Catania attempted to defend her relationship to her co-stars.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 10 reunion will begin airing next Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on Bravo.