After a week of rumors swirling around the internet, it’s official. Desperate Housewives‘ Eva Longoria and her NBA husband, San Antonio Spur Tony Parker, are headed for divorce court. Eva filed for divorce on Wednesday, citing irreconcilable differences.
Representatives for Longoria initially denied the story brought to light by TMZ on Tuesday. Wednesday, however, leaves no room for any doubts or speculation. Longoria herself is speaking out.
Extra is reporting that Longoria claims to have found hundreds of text messages from another woman who is actually a mutual friend to the couple and an NBA wife of one of Parker’s former teammates. Longoria told Extra that this is not the first time her husband has cheated. She claims that he cheated earlier in their marriage, and that she found out that he was still in communication with the ex-mistress, making contact with her on Facebook.
A French model claimed to have had relations with Parker back in December 2007, which he vehemently denied. Longoria tweeted “It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Tony and I have decided to divorce. We love each other deeply and pray for each other’s happiness.” Parker commented before Wednesday night’s game, saying “That’s my private life.”
Parker is just another big name in the long line of celebrity husbands who have cheated on their wives in recent times. The Tiger Woods scandal, which was by far one of the worst cases of celebrity infidelity, has finally died down. Woods had an almost endless line of slovenly women, embarrassing his wife as they surfaced one by one.
Jesse James, husband to America’s sweetheart, Sandra Bullock, also began the end of their marriage by committing adultery. It’s hard to believe that the seemingly happy Longoria and Parker, seen beaming and blushing at the mere sight of each other on numerous red carpet events and elegant affairs, have also found themselves on this path. Most would think the visually perfect Desperate Housewives star would be exempt from the heartache that plagues countless women everyday.
Reports have surfaced alleging that the woman Parker had an affair with is Erin Barry, wife of Brent Barry, who played for the San Antonio Spurs from 2004-2008, and now works as a sports analyst for NBA TV. Brent has not been reached for comment, while Access phoned Erin and a woman answered the phone audibly distraught, saying, “no comment.” Brent filed for divorce from Erin in October.
With a long line of women who are willing to carry ongoing extramarital sexual relationships with public figures, this will hardly be the last time the public will hear of indignities such as this. Longoria was supposed to attend the American Music Awards on Sunday, but, due to the circumstances, she is no longer planning to do so.
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