Dolores Catania was left feeling rattled after her Porsche was stolen straight from her boyfriend’s driveway early Saturday morning.
Sources close to the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star say the car was taken from Paul “Paulie” Connell’s home in Edgewater, N.J., at around 6 a.m.
“Dolores is determined to find her car with the help of authorities,” the insider told Page Six exclusively, adding that a police report has been filed in Bergen County.
“She is aggravated but also really shaken up over the fact that someone would steal it right out of Paulie’s driveway,” they continued.
Ever since Catania’s ex-boyfriend, David Principe, got her the car, it has been a point of controversy amongst the “RHONJ” cast.
In an episode from Season 12, Catania told some of her co-stars to “go f–k” themselves after they insinuated Principe got her 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 got her a Porsche,” Jackie Goldschneider said to the group, to which her husband, Evan, quipped back, “It means I’m just going to get you a car instead of a ring.”
Their comment caused Catania to storm out after yelling, “Everyone’s talking behind my back about getting a f–king Porsche, and I want to leave. F–k you. Learn how not to talk behind my f–king back. Go f–k your f–king selves.”
Although Catania and Principe, 58, split last year, the reality star kept the lavish gift — up until this weekend.
Despite the situation, Catania knows she rely on Connell whom she says makes her feel “safe and secure.”
“I love everything about Paulie. I love the familiarity that 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,” she gushed about her boyfriend of one year to Page Six in May.
Meanwhile, Connell — who had never seen an episode of “RHONJ” before meeting Catania — said he loves the reality stars “honesty.”
“She’s just a very genuine, good person and it’s just nice to have somebody that supports you and has your back,” he told us, adding that he loves watching the Bravo franchise 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 get it more.”
Page Six reached out to the Bergen County Sheriff’s office for an update on the case but has yet to hear back from them.
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