Eva Longoria's Pals Say She's at Fault for Marriage Troubles, Too
In the days since Eva Longoria filed for divorce from her husband, Tony Parker, most of the speculation has revolved around rumors of Parker's infidelity. But according to friends of the Desperate Housewives actress, she wasn't exactly blameless in the couple's marital woes.
PopEater tracked down several associates of the couple, who reveal that Longoria played a part in the marriage's discontent. According to the friends, distance presented a major obstacle in their relationship, with Longoria based in Los Angeles and San Antonio Spurs star Parker spending much of his time in Texas. And as time went on, Longoria was increasingly reluctant to do her part to bridge that gap. Says one friend of the couple's,
"Eva has been no angel, either. When they first got married, they both agreed to spend as much time with each other as possible. They knew it would be a challenge with them working in different states, but Eva's part-time taping schedule for Desperate Housewives and the resources they had meant it wouldn't be that hard."
As time went on, however, Longoria's commitment to traveling in order to spend time with Parker began to erode. Another pal reveals,
"[At first all] Eva wanted to do was be with Tony and build a life together, but things started to change as she got more and more sucked into the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle."
Eventually, says yet another source, Longoria began resorting to making excuses to stick around Los Angeles, a fact that Parker quickly picked up on:
"Tony understands how important Eva's career is to her and never wanted her to leave Los Angeles and settle with him in Texas. But then she would tell him that important meetings came up in Hollywood -- which meant she had to stay in LA -- and then he would see pictures of her and her friends out at restaurants and clubs. That's when he knew he couldn't compete."
Apparently, absence doesn't always make the hear grow fonder.
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