Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has finally decided to divulge some insight into her divorce from NBA star Tony Parker, who was caught cheating on her with the wife of his teammate, Erin Barry.
Immediately after her dramatic split from Parker, Longoria began dating Eduardo Cruz and opted to refrain from speaking to the public about her scandalous divorce from her cheating husband.
Thirty-seven-year-old Eva indicated that she had discovered hundreds of text-messages sent by Parker to Barry, wife of fellow San Antonio Spurs teammate Brent Barry. In regards to the confrontation she had with her then husband, she told Y! TV:
“I really wanted to provide a pillow for him to say and express why. Because I really wanted to know why. I’m not going to judge you. I’m not going to be mad in this moment. I’ll be mad later…. People say, ‘What a grace!’ And it wasn’t that. I really wanted to know, and if you genuinely want to get something out of somebody, you have to not judge.”
When asked on Lifetime what advice she would give to the 14-year-old version of herself, the actress quickly replied:
“Don’t marry that basketball player.”
In regards to Tony’s affair, which Erin denied prior to separating from Brent, Eva told de Cadenet:
“It was definitely not about me. [Knowing the truth] didn’t make me feel better, but it helped me understand. [...] It wasn’t about who he chose. I had moments of like: ‘Okay, I’m not sexy enough? I’m not pretty enough? Am I not smart enough?’ Then I immediately stopped. ‘No, no, no – don’t start doing that.’ Because you can get stuck in that cycle and you can carry that onto other things.”
These days, the Desperate Housewives star appears to be quite the confident woman as she was quoted by Y! TV having said:
“I am so secure in who I am. I really am. And I’m not conceited. I just think, ‘Wow, okay, that’s the life you want to live.’”