Eva Longoria stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to chat about her recent divorce, her new happiness and what she learned from the unfortunate split. You’ll be surprised to know that she and Tony no longer on speaking terms.
Check out highlights from the interview below!
ON HER NEWFOUND HAPPINESS AND WHAT SHE LEARNED FROM THE DIVORCE FROM TONY PARKER:
Ellen: You seem very happy and I’m happy to see that you’re happy. I know you went
through a tough time. You got divorced.
Ellen: I think everyone was just pulling for you and hoping that you’d just be happy because we love you so much.
Eva: Thank you.
Ellen: I guess what we all hope to learn through experiences in life is a lesson from something. What did you walk away with from this experience?
Eva: Oh gosh, a lot. You know for me being a woman I realized you cannot identify yourself through a man or through your marriage.
Ellen: Amen (high-fives Eva)
Eva: Or through a partner. I think it’s our nature to be socially constructed that way. To just be inferior or subservient and you don’t have to be. You can be yourself and really hold your own by yourself no matter what partnership you’re in.
Ellen: Because when things or if I shouldn’t say when. But if things don’t work out.
Eva: Hollywood, it’s when.
Ellen: Then you feel lost.
Ellen: I would imagine if you do put your whole identity into that relationship.
Eva: Yeah, same thing with work…Because something happens with your job. You’re like who am I.
Ellen: You do feel like to me that you’re in a really, really happy place.
Eva: I am. I’m in a happy place. Everyone says I look younger. Which I’m like, ok. Everyone keeps saying, you’ve never looked better. I’m going wow; I think divorce agrees with me.
Ellen: Maybe so and maybe you’re in love. Maybe that’s that glow. I don’t know?
Eva: I don’t know? Who knows…I’m happy.
Ellen: ..You and Tony are friendly. Do you still talk?
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