Tony Parker’s Texts to Teammate’s Wife Innocuous, Source Says

As the world still adjusts to the news of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker’s impending divorce, Celebuzz has obtained exclusive new information about the circumstances behind their split.

A source close to Parker confirms rumors that the NBA star had sent numerous text messages to his former San Antonio Spurs teammate Brent Barry’s wife, Erin Barry (pictured above), but that the two had NOT shared a romantic relationship.

According to the source, the Barrys have been close friends with Longoria and Parker for some time, even spending New Year’s Eve together a couple of years ago at Longoria’s Los Angeles restaurant, Beso. The Barrys are currently in the midst of a divorce and, our source adds, Parker and Erin’s texts involved the two leaning on each other as their respective marriages went through troubles. A seemingly innocent exchange between close friends, it would seem, but Longoria appears to be prone to jealousy in her marriage to Parker.

One interesting note, Parker recently signed a four-year, $45 million extension with the Spurs. Eva waited til after that deal was signed to file for divorce.

Whatever the motive might have been, our source stresses that Parker and Longoria’s split is amicable.

Meanwhile, the Desperate Housewives has opened up about the divorce to her good friend Mario Lopez, who tells Extra! that rumors of Parker’s cheating indeed weigh heavily on Longoria’s mind:

“Eva wants everyone to know, she’s devastated by the rumors of Tony’s infidelity. She loved her husband and is heartbroken about their split. But she’s strong.”

Longoria, who married Parker in 2007, filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Earlier today, she acknowledged the split, tweeting,

“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.”