Dolores and Frank Catania – the friendliest exes of Real Housewives of New Jersey – are both in committed (and separate) relationships. After Dolores’ split with Dr. David Principe, however, some fans hoped the former spouses would reconcile.
Now, Dolores is seeing Paul Connell – who Frank once compared to Buzz Lightyear – while Frank himself is with his new girlfriend Brittany Mattessic.
On September 7, Frank gave a serious birthday shoutout to Brittany. And by the looks of his post, their relationship appears to be serious.
“Happy birthday to my beautiful [Brittany]. I cannot thank you enough for how happy you make me,” gushed Frank on Instagram, as he started the tribute.
He continued, “More importantly [thank you for] how you make me laugh and smile all the time. No matter how crazy life gets, you always make me take a moment to smile and enjoy every single day.”
“I wish you the happiest birthday,” Frank added. “And only wish that you stay as happy as you make me all the time. Happy Birthday babe.”
Frank’s costar Melissa Gorga soon commented, “Awwwwwww Frankkkkk” as Margaret Josephs expressed, “Happy Birthday to the sweetest ray of sunshine [Brittany].”
In an August interview with Page Six, Frank hinted at some past tension with Brittany, regarding his friendship with ex Dolores.
“Before me and Brittany were an item, she knew the relationship between Dolores and I … Brittany came around, [and] it took her a little while just to get used to the semantics. But quite honestly, Brittany is perfectly OK. And the more somebody hangs out with Dolores and I on a casual basis, you realize there’s nothing to worry about.”
Brittany, who’s now been introduced to the cast, was present at Teresa’s wedding. She also attended the infamous season 13 finale, but reportedly departed before its chaos.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 is set to premiere on Bravo in late 2022 or early 2023.