Eva Longoria may have found out her then husband Tony Parker was cheating but there’s no pity party to attend. The Desperate Housewives actress ended her marriage to Tony in 2010 when she reportedly found hundreds of texts he sent to his San Antonio Spurs’ teammate’s wife.
On Thursday night’s episode of Lifetime’s “The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet,” Longoria let it all out when asked what would she tell her 14-year old self if she could, “Don’t marry that basketball player!”
Wow! Eva, 37, proceeded to share to story of discovery, understanding and ultimately divorce. “I really wanted to provide a pillow for him to say and express why,” she said. “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 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.”
The other woman involved Erin Barry denied the cheating allegations though she divorced from her husband Brent Barry soon after. Despite that Eva managed to get enough information from Tony that a. resulted in a divorce and b. relieved her of any guilt. “It was definitely not about me,” she said of the alleged infidelity. Knowing the truth “didn’t make me feel better, but it helped me understand.” Adding, “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.'”
“It wasn’t about who he chose. I had moments of like: ‘OK, 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 on to other things.”
We’re happy Eva isn’t giving herself a hard time about this divorce besides she has since found love with Penelope Cruz’s brother Eduardo Cruz.