Eva Longoria is best-known for her role as Gabrielle on the hit ABC show, “Desperate Housewives.” But in the past year, her life was also splashed all over the tabloids because of her high-profile divorce from basketball star Tony Parker.
Despite the hurt she felt during that chapter of her life, the beautiful 36-year-old actress told kitchen queen Rachel Ray that she still wants a family.
“[I want to] have kids and be a mom,” Longoria said during a taping of the Rachel Ray Show, the episode of which will air Monday, according to People. She also says she fears going back out into the dating world. Longoria has been linked to actress Penelope Cruz’s younger brother Eduardo Cruz since February.
“I’m not very approachable,” she said. “I’m not good with [dating], I get really nervous! It’s probably strange [that] I’ve never been a dater. I’ve been married or in a relationship, and so this is going to be, you know, scary.”
Longoria also told CNN’s Piers Morgan that in her family, divorce is not an option, which made her split from Parker even more painful. “It was devastating to go through on its own, much less, publicly, for anybody,” she said.
Longoria always imagined she would be married for life, saying: “Marriage in my family is really a sacred sacrament. It wasn’t something we did frivolously.” In fact, her family always joked: “I’ll kill him before I divorce him.”
genConnect relationship expert Tasha Dimling, aka “The Love Coach,” helps singles become “The Perfect Catch” and attract the man or woman of their dreams. She suggests several pointers for finding the one to walk down the aisle with, not least of which is: Stop preparing for marriage and know you are perfect.
“You don’t need to do anything. You just need to be you. It’s not about the size of your thighs or your bank account. You are perfect just the way you are,” Tasha says. “If you don’t believe me, believe Billy Joel: ‘Don’t go changing to try and please me…I want you just the way you are.’ That is the way marriage is meant to be. Do you accept that you are perfect today?”
Her other tips include: Play up your uniqueness; be the real “you;” get back to being the “beautiful you” you may have been before a relationship pulled you away from who you really are; stop putting pressure on marriage; and choose standards over ultimatums. “Know your worth and what works for you,” she adds.
Good advice to live by!
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