Lauren Manzo says she is “so incredibly happy” and simultaneously “in shock” that she is now engaged to her longtime boyfriend.
The 25-year-old daughter of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo has been dating Vito Scalia for quite some time and on Tuesday he finally decided to pop the question.
Lauren, the owner of Cafface Beauty Bar and star of RHONJ TV spin-off show Manzo'd With Children, is elated to be finally getting married to the love of her life.
Lauren Manzo and her mother Caroline Manzo share sweet moment (WENN)
"I'm so incredibly happy!! I'm in shock. I'm so excited to spend the rest of my life with my best friend,” Lauren told Us Weekly magazine.
“Well he was my brothers' best friend first, but I stole him!"
Lauren’s brother Albie couldn’t wait to share his sentiments with his Instagram followers about his sister and his best friend’s impending nuptials.
He attached a family picture and wrote a loving message in the caption, which reads:
“Any guess on what the big news is??? Congratulations to @laurenmanzo and @vitoscalia3 Absolutely couldn't be happier, love you both!!!! (sic)”
Albie Manzo is so excited that his sister Lauren and best friend Vito are tying the knot (Albie Manzo/Instagram)
Lauren’s mother Caroline is also over the moon about the news, as she also took to social media to announce the engagement.
Although Lauren and Vito weren’t engaged at the time, in August Caroline talked about whether the young couple’s marriage would be broadcast on TV.
"There are a lot of things I keep to myself because it's important to maintain that sense of family outside of the show,” Caroline explained in an interview with TV Guide.
“It's ultimately Lauren and Vito's decision, but to not show that is kind of not fair. You'd probably see just a little of it to get a flavour of it. I think the fans deserve that."