Christmas is going to be especially merry for Eva Longoria: she and Jose Baston recently got engaged when he popped the question while on a trip to Dubai! Now she’s opening up about how they met in love. It wasn’t quite love at first sight: it’s a good thing a mutual friend of theirs was persistent ;).
Eva explained that there were no sparks when the two first met after a friend introduced them.
I was getting out of a bad relationship, and he was getting out of a relationship, so there wasn’t a connection. So, we had a pleasant conversation but there was no real connection.”
Well, that makes sense. They weren’t looking for a connection!
However, six months later, the friend introduced them again.
I had no memory of meeting him the first time, but we had immediate sparks. It was like the cliché angels singing and there was a glow around him and it was immediate chemistry.”
Now that sounds like chemistry ;). Eva and Jose went on a four-hour lunch the next day.
He was the most handsome man I’d ever seen. He was so charismatic, charming, sweet and funny. I thought, ‘Who is this guy?!’ “
The two had been dating for about two-and-a-half years before Jose (who is also called Pepe) proposed.
I want to yell from the highest mountaintop about everything that goes on with us because I’m so happy and excited to be with a person as kind as Pepe is. He is probably one of the first man I’ve dated that has been older and established and, basically, a grown-up. It is so nice to be arm-in-arm with someone who is your equal.”
This will be Eva’s third marriage: it sounds like the third time’s the charm for the former ‘Desperate Housewives’ star! Things are also going well for Eva professionally: her new TV show, ‘Telenovela,’ premieres on January 4th at 8:30 PM ET on NBC. Will you be checking it out?
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