Since becoming a cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey in season 7, Dolores has introduced fans to her honest personality and her interesting bond with her ex-husband Frank. At first, viewers had many questions about why Dolores and Frank were still living together, and Dolores didn’t shy away from the subject, often talking about it on the show. Every time that Dolores speaks, she gets her point across clearly and perfectly.
Whether Dolores is talking about her friendships (or someone who she doesn’t consider a pal) or her relationships with Frank and her boyfriend David, Dolores is known for brash, honest quotes that don’t leave any room for confusion.
10 “You’re right. You’re not my friend, I don’t know you.”
Of the times that RHONJ fans supported and didn’t support Jackie, it made sense that she was upset when Dolores said they weren’t friends. After Dolores said that Jackie wasn’t raised the same way as the rest of the cast, the co-stars were upset with each other. Jackie was offended that Dolores didn’t consider them friends and Dolores said “you’re just not for me” and explained that they weren’t pals.
Fans were just as shocked as everyone else sitting at the restaurant table, and while some would say that Dolores was being mean, at least she let Jackie know where they stood. Dolores has shown viewers that she will always tell the truth and that she doesn’t want to be a fake friend.
9 “I’m loyal and I’m lovable, but don’t you dare call me gullible.”
The RHONJ taglines always get fans talking excitedly and Dolores’s season 11 statement is one of her best quotes.
While many Real Housewives cast members would like to think of themselves as loyal, Dolores really embodies this trait, and there’s definitely a reason why Dolores’s taglines often include this word. With this statement, Dolores let fans know that she would always protect her friends and family and if someone was in her world, they would always have her support. But she wasn’t going to let anyone lie to her and she would always be able to tell who was being fake.
8 “You talk about relationship, the guy ran out of the room.”
Ever since Dolores began dating David, her co-stars and fans wondered how serious the romance was. Since he’s a busy doctor, he doesn’t often come to parties or events, and people are curious if they will get engaged or break up. In the season 11 episode “Licked Up And Down,” Dolores talked to her mom about her relationship with David.
Dolores explained that since David’s new house was finished and the renovation was beautiful, everyone wanted to know why they didn’t move in together. With one of her most honest quotes that got right to the heart of the matter, Dolores said that David is a brilliant doctor who is a hard worker, but he never wanted to discuss their future. Fans have always thought that David wasn’t ready to commit to Dolores and they hope that she will find some happiness and peace with this tricky situation.
7 “Look loyalty up in the dictionary and you’ll find my face.”
Dolores’s season 8 tagline also mentions loyalty, and over the seasons, fans have seen Dolores be incredibly caring toward her ex-husband. Frank is often the subject of many sweet bromance scenes on RHONJ, especially since he has gotten along well with David.
With this quote, Dolores showed viewers that she would never give up on Frank. While people have judged her for letting him stay in her house, and others might wonder why they are still so close when their marriage ended, she won’t turn her back on him. Dolores knows that Frank is an important part of her life and fans understand that they have an offbeat but sweet connection.
6 “It was a terrifying moment for me and I don’t get scared of anything.”
Dolores said this quote in season 8 when she took her son Frankie on a college tour. After seeing the beautiful campus and cool dorms, Dolores explained that since she didn’t attend college, she wanted to make sure that her children could.
Whenever Dolores filmed scenes with Frankie or her daughter Gabby, viewers could tell that she is a kind and loving parent, and they enjoyed hearing more about her background and how she raised her family. Dolores doesn’t talk about emotions too often so with this quote, she admitted some fear, and fans liked that.
5 “This is why you threw a table at her because this is what she is: professional victim.”
The most iconic moments on RHONJ include Teresa flipping the table and yelling at Danielle, and Dolores brought this up in season 8. After fighting at the reunion, Dolores became so frustrated that she alluded to Teresa’s behavior in the season 1 finale.
Fans were surprised that Dolores would bring up this dramatic moment, but her words made this reunion episode even more entertaining to watch since everyone was reminded of that stunning scene. Maybe Dolores’s co-stars wanted to bring up this moment, too, but it was only logical that she was the one who went for it.
4 “Frank and David get along, but a lot of people don’t get it. They think my relationship is weird.”
Dolores came right out and said what some viewers have been thinking: why do Frank, David, and Dolores spend so much time together? Dolores said this quote when talking to the camera in the season 8 episode “Not Over It.” Frank asked if Dolores and David said “I love you yet” and asked about their marriage plans.
Dolores explained more about her feelings, saying “The love of my life was Frank Catania” and if she married David, that meant that her marriage to Frank was really finished. Not everyone understands this situation, but Dolores was being real and honest, and fans like when she is sensitive and soft.
3 “I want to thank them for loving me and Frank together so much, but that’s not happening.”
At the season 10 reunion, Andy Cohen brought up the fact that some fans want Frank and Dolores to get back together. Dolores replied that she appreciated their interest but wasn’t going to date Frank again.
This is one of Dolores’s most memorable and significant quotes as she made it super clear that her marriage to Frank really is over. In one scene, Dolores shared that Frank was unfaithful and that was the reason why they got divorced, and viewers appreciate that they are still so close but that there is nothing romantic left.
2 “You were gonna be taken care of, you’re gonna have kids, you’re gonna grow old. And at the end of the day, it’s not happening like that.”
Teresa’s biggest fights on RHONJ have stunned fans, but after she and Joe went through their legal trouble and began seeing cracks in their marriage, Teresa had a heartwarming moment with Dolores. They went to church and Dolores said this quote about the perfect life that she and Teresa imagined they would have.
Dolores summed up how it felt to get divorced perfectly, and it was nice to see Dolores and Teresa bonding over their feelings. They have both talked about being brought up in an old-fashioned way, with the belief that marriage is forever. Dolores’s words helped fans understand and empathize that she was still affected by her divorce.
1 “The five minutes that I wanted to get engaged, because I’ve been single 21 years, you should have took it and ran.”
The season 10 reunion also got a bit heated when everyone began discussing Dolores and David’s relationship. Dolores said that they weren’t engaged but that she was interested in marrying David for a brief amount of time.
Fans will never forget this moment as Dolores talked about being a little resentful of David since he didn’t want their relationship to move forward. They seem to get along well and have a great connection, but viewers have always been confused about their status. Perhaps there will be some more clarity in season 12.