The Desperate Housewives actress admitted she was heartbroken by her divorce from Tony Parker.
Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria broke down in tears last night, while opening up publicly for the first time on her recent divorce from NBA player Tony Parker.
The 36-year-old actress appeared on the Piers Morgan Tonight show, and became tearful when quizzed by the brazen host about the experience.
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‘So many people want me to hate him and destroy him, but I don’t want to. I want him to be happy. He’s not a bad person. I do believe in forgiving and forgetting,’ she conceded.
‘There was a reason we were together. I just want to hold on to the good times.’
After seven years of marriage, the couple parted ways amid accusations of Parker’s infidelity with a fellow team mate’s wife. The divorce was finalised in January.
During the hour-long interview she admitted she had been humiliated by the public nature of their break up, but didn’t talk openly about the cheating claims that ended their relationship.
But reaching this stage of forgiveness has taken some getting used to, she admitted, ‘I had such an identity in being Mrs Parker and when that’s taken away from you it’s hard.’
When Piers quizzed her further about regretting her marriage, she became tearful. Apologising, she said: ‘This is the first time I’ve spoken about this.
‘I do not regret getting married nor do I regret getting divorced.’
Life is on the up for the beautiful actress though, with a new romance on the cards with Eduardo Cruz (brother of Penelope!) as well as her continuing role on Desperate Housewives.
She also revealed in the interview that she is studying for a masters in Mexican Studies and political science at university, and has taken an active role in her charity Eva’s Heroes, which helps people living with the disability her older sister suffers from.
When talking about her 43-year-old sister Lisa, who suffers from a disability similar to Down Syndrome, she joked: ‘Lisa thinks she’s the star. We go to events together and she does autographs.’