Eva Longoria does not plan to adopt a child while divorcing Tony Parker, a source close to the star has stated.
The insider told People that the rumours are simply “not true” and that Longoria was not planning on expanding her family anytime soon. The statement comes after the Daily Mail published an article over the weekend claiming that Longoria was determined to adopt a child from Haiti as a single mother.
A friend of the 35-year-old apparently told the Mail: “Eva had her heart set on adopting a child from Haiti. She so wants to be a mother. She wanted to adopt with Tony, but she’s happy to go ahead as a single parent and is very excited after what’s been a dark period.”
The actress had reportedly played a huge role in fundraising following the earthquake in Haiti, which left the island in tatters, and has developed an attachment to it.
If Longoria were to adopt now, it would not be a complete surprise. After divorcing her cheating first husband, the star did just that. She continued with proceedings to adopt her first son from New Orleans and became a single mother. Back then she said that working with the California-based charity Padres Contra El Cáncer had inspired her to adopt, according to the Daily Mail.
“Every time I work with kids from Padres, my heart explodes with happiness and joy. They’re so inspiring,” she said. “I could only wish to have children as strong.”
Having spoken of adopting again before her break-up with Parker and, given her history, it was perhaps natural to assume that Longoria was, again, not going to let divorce stand in her way.
But perhaps this time it is different, and perhaps a second betrayal is proving too hard for Eva to handle. She was reportedly “devastated” after finding out that Parker had carried on a text message relationship with Erin Barry, wife of his former teammate Brent Barry, behind her back.
“She is simply heartbroken,” a friend of Eva told People. “She really wishes Tony the best. She just wants this whole situation to be as peaceful as it can be under the circumstances. He’s a good person at heart, and she wants the best for him.”
But work and life must go on: “She has a group of girlfriends she’s very close to that are helping her,” the pal added. “She’s also very close to her family. And the cast of Desperate Housewives have been wonderful, especially Marcia [Cross] and Felicity [Huffman], [who] are there for her through this.”
Longoria filed for divorce from Parker in Los Angeles on November 17, 2010, citing “irreconcilable differences”. It was later reported that Parker counter filed. In the divorce petition, the actress, who had taken Parker’s last name, requested her maiden name be restored and is now also seeking spousal support from him. The couple have a prenuptial agreement that was signed a month before their wedding in June 2007 and amended two years later in June 2009.
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