Penelope Cruz hates her brother’s “fame-hungry, B-list” girlfriend, Eva Longoria


As we reported in January, just a short time after Eva Longoria’s divorce drama, she began hooking up with Eduardo Cruz, the younger brother of Penelope Cruz. Eduardo is 25, I think, and Eva turns 36 years old this month. Eva was trying to push this relationship in the media – OK! Magazine got several remarkable “tips” about Eva and Eduardo’s relationship in the beginning, but surprisingly enough, Eva has been underplaying it the past month or so. No mysterious little gossip items about their romance, no People Magazine cover with Eva declaring that she’s “ready to love again!” The radio silence actually made me think that the relationship had been short-lived. According to this week’s Enquirer, though, Eva and Eduardo are still together, but Eduardo’s sister Penelope is trying to destroy their relationship. I can’t help it – this story made me laugh, mainly because if this is at all true, Penelope totally “gets” Eva.

Penelope Cruz is terrified that Eva Longoria is going to break the heart of her little brother Eduardo – and she’s begging him to dump Eva ASAP! Eduardo and Eva began dating in January, just two months after Eva filed for divorce from her basketball star hubby of three years, Tony Parker.

“Penelope is worried that the romance is nothing more than a rebound fling for Eva,” revealed the source. “Penelope is worried Eduardo will get his heart broken when Eva moves on to her next flavor of the month.”

What’s worse, Penelope suspects Eva is using Eduardo to try to get close to her and Javier Bardem because she thinks the couple can help get her film roles.

“Penelope believes Eva is nothing more than a fame-hungry, bad B-list actress who is using Eduardo in an effort to further her career… Penelope doesn’t understand why Eduardo is settling for a woman nearly 10 years older – especially one who failed so spectacularly at her last relationship. She thinks Eduardo can do much better than Eva. She’s always reminding him that he’s young, gorgeous and successful and that he could have his pick of women,” said the source.

Eva has reportedly been pushing Eduardo to arrange get-togethers with Penelope and her husband to try to win them over, but the source says Penelope isn’t interested.

“Penelope has no desire to get chummy with Eva,” the source added. “And she wishes she’d leave her baby brother alone, too.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

Catfight! Seriously, this sounds epic, and my money is on Penelope. Eva is a petite famewhore who is used to clawing her way to any scrap of attention, but Penelope looks like she could cut a bitch any day of the week. My favorite line: “Penelope believes Eva is nothing more than a fame-hungry, bad B-list actress who is using Eduardo in an effort to further her career.” It’s like poetry! I want this fight to happen. In my mind, it involves Penelope pulling a homemade shank out of her pillowy bosom and muttering something filthy in Spanish, just before delivering the death blow.




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  1. Jazz says:

    Don’t blame her. Save Eduardo!!

  2. Sophie says:

    hahaha. I’m totally Team Penelope on this one!

  3. brin says:

    My dinero is on Penelope, too!

  4. sdfds says:

    I bet Eva Longoria earn more money than Penelope Cruz.

    And ofcourse Eva Longoria is much more popular through world-wide.

    Seriously, Who the heck is Penelope Cruz..I’ve never heard of her work..hahahaha

  5. Glyrics says:

    This from a woman who dated gay guys to help her career along? Pot meet kettle

  6. Quest says:

    Motherly instinct has kicked in with Penelope so Eva better beware.

    Eva you “madre asno de mierda” – as Penelope would say.

  7. tracking says:

    Glyrics, I’m with you. Cruz with Cruise? Total famewhore move. That said, can you imagine someone like Eva globbing onto your baby brother? Ugh.

  8. Spaniard says:

    Glyrics EXACTLY! You took the words out of my mouth. As a spaniard I can tell that this is what she did when she was 16 years old and started to date a famous musician in Spain (much older than her of course),the rest is history..

  9. Leni says:

    I do not buy this story but if I did I would say that Eva did not ruin her relationship-her whoring ex-husband did. Penelope’s brother is not that cute-he could really use a shave and while I agree that Eva is probably looking to rise on their coat tails-what the heck was Pene doing with Tom Cruise then?

  10. Leni says:

    Sorry did not realize someone else had mentioned Cruz and Cruise.

  11. samihami says:

    Um, Eduardo is an ADULT, right? Then his sister needs to shut her pie hole and let him live his own life. He can date who he wants. If he gets a broken heart, that is a shame, but it happens.

    If my brother had tried to tell me who to date I would have told him to get bent.

  12. Kiki says:

    @Spaniard: Are you talking about Nacho Cano? I totally thought they were in love… Really!

  13. Hautie says:

    “what the heck was Pene doing with Tom Cruise then?”

    Clawing her way to the top… haha!

    Pot meet kettle.

    I also recall Penelope using Nicolas Cage, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey.

    But I am sure they were all love matches. And she was not using them to advance her career. 🙂

  14. Spaniard says:

    Kiki: Yeah, Nacho Cano, he has said many times that he was deeply in love and was shocked when it ended.

  15. Jean says:

    I think it was actually Tom Cruise using Penelope. Word at the time was that he and COS were eager to gain more exposure in Spain.

  16. OriginalGracie says:

    Eva is a skanky bitch who regards Mario Lopez as a dear friend. Enough said.

    Eva is the queen of the famewhores. I have never seen anyone get so far in the world with so little talent.

    Penny has an Oscar and a legit movie career. Penny could probably kick Eva’s ass too so she better watch it.

  17. OriginalGracie says:

    @#15 (sorry, can’t read your name):

    I agree. I remember reading that Tom has handpicked his many beards over the years to make himself look like a manly man and to spread the COS word far and wide.

    Since Tom is neither a heterosexual or a nice man, it hasn’t worked out so well.

  18. Alicia says:

    Don’t care much really, but wonder why Cruz never got the homewrecker tag since Cruise/Cruz made a movie together, then Cruise kicked Kidman to the curb, and then Cruise/Cruz started showing up on red carpets hand in hand.

  19. Homer says:

    Penelope, you can shank me any day.
    Eva? If it were my brother I wouldn’t stand for it either, have you heard that bitch laugh? She sounds like a fucking hyena. D:

  20. mln76 says:

    I am so Team CRUZ on this.

    Eh Penelope dates her co stars so what. With the exception of Tom Cruise which was an obvious bearding situation (Let’s give her credit for not marrying him) It’s believable that this woman got them all the natural way. And BTW what the hell is Matthew McConaghay going to do for Penelopes career get her in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days part deux?
    @Alicia obviously Nicole wasn’t too upset with Penelope she starred in a movie with her and posed with her on the cover of Vanity Fair a few years ago as if there was no problem.

  21. albeli says:

    Eva is way too fug to be messing around with the Cruz gene pool.

  22. Dana M says:

    @Alicia- because TC is gay. And I also think that cruise and Cruz used each other – posing as a beard in return for more US exposure.

    She did date most leading men she filmed with once she started getting US movie roles( as someone else mentioned).

    Eva was a decent person when my friends knew her in college. But who knows, you get a little famous because you are on The Young and the Restless, and maybe you change. Sometmes people change if you throw a little money and fame their way. Perhaps hard to keep grounded for some people.

    I’d be pissed too if my little brother was dating an cougar out on the prowl looking for a rebound.

  23. fabgrrl says:

    That’s kind of sweet…Penelope Cruz wants to save her little brother from heartache, although at 25 he seems a old to need protection. I’ve seen “older” women getting together with a young boyfriend following a divorce. Its usually just a fun, casual fling that helps the woman feel sexy again. Maybe Penelope should back off a bit.

  24. Jesus Christ Superstar says:

    Penelope FTW.

  25. grace says:

    Eva is nothing more than a fame-hungry, bad B-list actress who is using Eduardo in an effort to further her career.

    Really? I had never heard of him till he dated Eva. It makes no sense to me to say she is using him to further her career. Besides, it is not like everybody knows Penelope anyways, I just know her from gossip sites and for dating Tom Cruise. Btw, she profited a lot from dating Cruise, so she shouldn’t be throwing stones like that. *If she really did, of course.

  26. MikeyAngel says:

    I thought Pene was a pretty successful Spanish Movie star when her and Cruise started their thing, please inform me, am I wrong? LOVE Pene in Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona. The Pene from that movie could totally shank a bitch. Eva being more known than Penelope? No f-ing way! If you look at P’s relationship history, she seems to heat up with many of her co-stars. Cruise, McConaghey, Javi. Got a little of the Angelina vibe to her there, and I am not cracking on St. Jolie, who I have grown to admire the last few years.

  27. Ann says:

    Cruz is a sucky actress herself. She’s just as much of a fame whore. Why else was she “dating” Cruise?

  28. hihat says:

    I must disagree with the dis of Eva Longoria. Any careful Desperate Housewife watchers will note what a fine actress she is, handling comedy with ace timing and drama with sensitivity and finesse. I call BS on this story…

  29. bondbabe says:


    Exactly! I never even knew Penelope HAD a brother until it was reported that he and Eva were dating. So I’m not sure if this story is true or not.

  30. chloe says:

    She must not be to mad, Eva and Eduardo were photographed going to Javier’s very private b-day bash this week. I can’t imagine Penelope letting Eduardo bring her to a private event if she didn’t like her.

  31. Bohemia says:

    she’s kidding, right? just who does she think her brother is in the scheme of things? he prolly so happy he lucked out n got Eva.

  32. malachais says:

    Penelope is an oscar-winning actress that was in a long-term relationship with Tom Cruise and Matthew Mcconaughey. Its not like she just used them and left them. As far as I’ve read, she is still friends with both of them, so I personally don’t consider that fame-whoring.

    I would not compare Eva, anyday, to Penelope. Considering Eduardo already has “eva” tattooed on his arm, she is probably alreading pushing for an engagement ring. She is so sleazy.

  33. Lama says:

    MikeyAngel, you’re killing me with your PC nickname – “Pene.” That means penis in Spanish

  34. MikeyAngel says:

    Lo siento Lama! I am not trying to be PC either, just shortening her name the way it is spelled.

  35. irishserra says:

    Per one blind item, Eduardo is gay and EL is his beard, something she is in denial about; hence, her silence.

  36. TeeTee says:

    I am for Penelope..

    Eva is a a C minus list actress too me, self serving diva that thinks she’s more talented than she is..

    aww, give her a go at Dancing w/the Stars, LOL

    no one will miss her being on television, fact is many people can’t wait til her curtain has been let down.

    Team Penelope!!if Eva is with someone she is using them for something.
    talentless TWIT, LOL

  37. Raven Sparrow says:

    @28 (sorry can see your name) “Any careful Desperate Housewife watchers will note what a fine actress she is, handling comedy with ace timing and drama with sensitivity and finesse.”

    I totally agree with you. I never wanted to watch DH and everyone was telling me I should but I had watched a few random episodes and couldn’t get why everyone loved it. Then one day out of sheer boredom, I decided to watch it from the beginning and I got hooked! And my favourites quickly became Gaby & Carlos. I think Eva is excellent on DH.

  38. Lama says:

    Oh no, MikeyAngel, I meant PC= Penelope Cruz. And killing me by laughing

  39. Yael says:

    “In my mind, it involves Penelope pulling a homemade shank out of her pillowy bosom and muttering something filthy in Spanish, just before delivering the death blow”

    “Perra desgraciada! Deja de estar de puta con mi hermano, ahora si, te voy a dar matarile cabrona!”…lol…hope ya’ll knew chilango spanish, i guess if i translated this i’d get censored…LOL

  40. Gillian says:

    It sounds absolutely plausible that Eva would be trying to use Penelope and Javier. It’s not just about fame (which Eva has plenty of), it’s about opportunities. DH is coming to an end soon, and TV actresses, especially past their early 30s, have a notoriously difficult time transitioning into movies. Jennifer Aniston has made a dozen movies in the last ten years, and yet her critics still refer to her as playing Rachel in each role. Meanwhile, Penelope and Javier – both Oscar winners – probably have access to every director and producer in Hollywood.
    Penelope definitely fame-whored a bit with Tom Cruise. He was fresh from a seperation and probably terrified that gay rumors would only intensify in light of his split, and she was in her first major US movie role. So, yes, I do think they had an arrangement. However, this is not the same as using someone, certainly not the same as using someone who cares about you.

  41. walker says:

    Her brother is old enough to make his own decisions. This is just typical catty, possessive sister behavior.
    Maybe Penelope is jealous that somebody is taking her brother/boyfriend away.

    I remember that perverse video she made with him and their other sibling. They were all kissing on eachother and &*^%. Classless.

  42. walker says:

    Yeah I think Penelope is also a famewhore with her teasing the press about her and salma being lesbians. So she’s no better than any other famewhore.

  43. Christine says:

    Dear Penelope:
    1. Duh
    2. Takes one to know one, eh?
    3. I thought your brother was gay?

  44. Kim says:

    Good for Penelope. Eva is a total fame whore. Shell show up to anything to be in the tabloids.

    What happened to taking time off & sorting your life out after a divorce? She moved on so soon – no way was she in love with Tony. Well she was in love – with his fame & money.

  45. Bopa says:

    @ Alicia

    No one accused Penelope of being a home wrecker because no one believed Cruz/Cruise was real. Truthfully many don’t believe Cruise/Kidman was real. How do you wreck something that wasn’t real?

  46. guesty says:

    Would love to hear Penny bitch her out in ENGLISH. It would be epic.

  47. westwardho says:

    huh. sort of like penelope when she latched on to tom cruise in order to launch a career in the states, hey?

  48. sandi says:

    penelope, ugh please, this from the same woman who boned every single american actor she made a film with, oh yeah, not whoreish at all. i still wish someone would ask them why she popped out her kid in LA and not in her own country? as if penelope could actually ‘help’ anyone get into film..

  49. Brenda says:

    Penelope had a long established career in Spain before coming to the U.S. And if you think she is a bad actress watch her in some of those movies like Volver, she is AMAZING!!!I think Eva and PC’s brother are using each other.Both can get a lot out of this relationship.However, I do hate fake tricks like Eva.My brother used to date one, and I couldn’t stand her. He was a big boy though, so his problem.

  50. cameroni says:

    Maybe, just maybe, she warned her brother to watch his heart about being the “rebound” guy to a girl who is just getting divorced because she was in that same position with Cruise and knows what it is like to be used. Personally for herself is wasn’t just as a rebound, but also as COS tool, and beard, but those are different tales to tell. And whether she was on board for all the deception, who knows?
    Her brother is her brother, and I think even Eva would be smart enough to realzie he ain’t a name to further Eva’s career unless he owns a studio that we don’t know about. Maybe she just likes spending time with someone who is more worldly, speaks spanish and ain’t in/from Texas.

    LA is a hard place to find love.

  51. Newbie says:

    I LOVE that white dress (from what I can see of it) on Penelope. But her hair looks awful. Bytheway…can anybody actually CONFIRM that Tom Cruise is gay? I mean, I’d be lying if I didn’t think that sometimes, but does anybody here actually know? (work in the industry, etc?)

  52. JenJen says:

    Gonna have to defend my girl Eva here. Penelope became famous by having an affair with a little married man that then left his wife, that is what a famewhore is. And….I think Eva has been acting longer. Penelope is not an actress she is always just herself. I doubt Eva is using her to get any roles, get over yourself Penelope.

  53. testington says:

    I am actually a fan of both of them. Eva is a really good comedic actress, she is the only one on Desperate Housewives who is actually funny.

    Also Penelope can’t act in English at all, and was a major famewhore herself back in the day. Didn’t she date Tom Cruise and Matt Maconahay?

  54. Eleonor says:

    I’ve never understood why people love so much Penelope Cruz, as actress she is reasonably talented, but I find her overrated, she is not Maryl Streep and she made TWO good Movies with Almodovar, but her resume is not that much, and she’s not even beautiful (too much mousy for me)at her best she’s cute, IMHO.
    Good point her “relationship” with Cruise, he was using her to get spanish simpathy, and she was using him to make it big in the US, so she must shut her mouth about Longoria.
    By the way who is her brother? Is he underage? Is he famous?Does he have an a-list career? NO, I don’t see the problem.

  55. Gabriela says:

    Why the hate towards her?

  56. jo says:

    ahaha Penelope has the right idea, anyone can see what kind of woman Eva is… from the moment I heard she was seeing Penelope’s brother I was like “someone’s trying to rub elbows with A-listers”.

  57. Cha Cha Loca says:

    I like Penelope, I think she is classy and a very good actress. Eva, meh, not so much. She is a major attention whore and would go to the opening of an envelope if it got her some press.

    As for Eduardo, he’s a big boy and everyone knows sex wise, that chicks on the rebound are an e-ticket ride so I ain’t mad at him.

  58. Patrice says:

    I would LOVE IT if Penelope went all psycho-bitch crazy on Eva just like her charachter did to Scar-Jo in “Vicky Christina Barcelona”!! Can you imagine?!?

    On a side note: Eva is sporting some SERIOUS brooke Mueller coke eyes in that picture no? More like crazy overdone Botox eyes in her case but still…

  59. Steve says:

    I cannot stand Cruz. Don’t care much for Eva, either. But Cruz reeks of bitch, much like her much more talented best friend, Salma Hayek. Oscar-winning means nothing anymore. Penelope Cruz is a linguistically challenged, monotonous actress of meager talent. If your idea of acting is a flat facial expression and vocal tone, she’s your gal.
    While Eva may be B-list (how pathetic an accomplished actress would use that terminology), how is this garnering fame for her? Who even knew who Eduardo Cruz was before this, or that he even existed. It seems miss pointy-nosed P is sticking it into their business, perhaps to get some press for herself(leak, leak, reliable sources, wink wink), and in the process making it much more of a tabloid tale than it was before.