RHONJ Star Jacqueline Laurita Says Daughter Ashlee Holmes' Engagement Ring Is 'Beautiful'

Real Housewives of New Jersey: Jacqueline Laurita's Daughter Is Engaged
Pete Malleo and Ashlee Holmes
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updated 02/20/2016 AT 10:25 AM EST

originally published 02/19/2016 AT 12:45 PM EST

There's going to be a new Housewife in town.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita's daughter Ashlee Holmes is engaged to boyfriend Pete Malleo, she announced Friday.

"I woke up so happy today knowing my beautiful, grown up, 25 year old daughter @ashleenicholexx will be in good hands with this thoughtful, considerate, handsome, kind gentleman," Laurita, 45, captioned an Instagram of the happy couple posing in Hoboken, New Jersey, along the Hudson River.

"I said 'yes,' " Holmes captioned another sweet photo, adding a diamond ring emoji. Thank you for such an amazing day @c3peteo ...I'm so excited for this next chapter of our lives."



I said "yes" Thank you for such an amazing day @c3peteo ...I'm so excited for this next chapter of our lives

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Laurita also added that her daughter's new engagement bling is "beautiful."



E! News reports that the proposal was filmed for RHONJ. According to the outlet, Malleo was friends with his bride-to-be's cousin Albie Manzo in high school.

Holmes, a makeup artist who now oges by Ashlee Nichole, is Laurita's first child from a previous marriage. (Laurita has two sons, CJ, 13, and Nicholas, 6, with husband Chris, 46.) The mother and teen daughter clashed often on the reality show, and Holmes made headlines when she pulled out part of Danielle Staub's extensions during an on-camera brawl. (She was found guilty of assault and paid a $189 fine.)


Earlier this month, Bravo announced that Laurita is returning to RHONJ full-time after only appearing in some episodes last season. Teresa Giudice will also be back now that she's been released from prison.
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