Yep, Eva Longoria is Dating ‘Ready for Love’ Contestant Ernesto Arguello

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Eva Longoria’s got a new beau.

The 38-year-old officially confirmed to PEOPLE on Thursday that she’s been dating entrepreneur, philanthropist (and stud muffin) Ernesto Arguello. If “who?” was the next thought that came to mind, you’re not alone.

Arguello, 34, was one of three bachelors featured on Ready for Love, the short-lived NBC dating series where Longoria served as an executive producer. The show was pulled after just two episodes due to low ratings. But hey, at least Ready for Love can take credit for Longoria and Arguello’s budding romance.

“I think that’s why our relationship is so special — we truly started as friends,” Longoria told PEOPLE.

Arguello was most recently spotted at Longoria’s graduation in May, when the actress received her Master’s degree from Cal State University Northridge.

After PEOPLE’s story went live Thursday afternoon, Longoria and her new man received a ton of congratulations from their friends (like Mario Lopez) and fans alike.

“Happy to share NOW that it’s true! Couldn’t be happier,” Longoria wrote.

“Me to baby, I LOVE YOU,” echoed Arguello.

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