Eva Longoria“s ex-husband, basketball superstar Tony Parker, has announced his engagement to French journalist Axelle Francine.
Tony, 31, confirmed the news in a Twitter chat with fans. When asked how he liked to unwind after a basketball game, he answered, “Spend time with my fiancé.”
The couple, who have been dating since 2012, were recently spotted shopping for engagement rings. In May they were photographed in a romantic embrace after Tony”s team San Antonio Spurs won the Western Conference trophy.
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Eva, 38, finalised her divorce with the basketball player in 2011 after Tony allegedly cheated on her with the former wife of one of his teammates, with whom the couple had frequently socialised together.
The Desperate Housewives star had said she suspected infidelity after finding text messages between the pair on Tony”s phone.
Eva and Tony had been married for over three years, and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.
She is currently said to be dating Ernesto Arguello from dating show Ready for Love, which Eva produced. She has reportedly denied the rumours, but the pair have been spotted out together on several dates.
“He kissed her on the head and then on her hand and asked if she”d like a drink,” said a source about one of their dates. “Then, all of a sudden, they locked eyes, he took her hand and he pulled her toward him.”
Eva seems to be in much better shape now, but after her divorce from Tony, she opened up about her struggle and depression in an episode of talk show Dr. Oz.
“I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad,” she said. “My diet was coffee. So people kept saying, “You look amazing. Divorce agrees with you.” And I was like, “I don”t feel good. I have no energy.”
“I didn”t know I was depressed. I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn”t categorize myself as depressed. I”m not that, I”m an optimist about life.”
Eva”s split from Tony was her second divorce. The actress was previously married to General Hospital star Tyler Christopher.
The couple wed in a Las Vegas ceremony in 2002 but split after two years, with Eva citing her youth as one of the main factors.
The stunning Latina actress has been staying positive, and showed her optimistic outlook on life at her Masters graduation in May.
“Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my Master”s degree in Chicano Studies! You”re never too old or too busy to continue your education!” she tweeted on the day.