Eva Longoria splits with her jumpoff/boyfriend of 14 months, Eduardo Cruz

Two seconds after Eva Longoria and Tony Parker’s marriage was over, Eva began hooking up with Eduardo Cruz, the little brother of Penelope Cruz. I’m not even joking about the timeline either – and yes, Tony Parker was probably screwing around on Eva while they were married, but I always thought it was fishy that Eva had her little boy-toy/jumpoff waiting in the wings as soon as her split announcement came out. Eva and Eduardo started living together within a few weeks/months, and there were even rumors that Eduardo proposed to Eva last fall – although she denied the rumors. Anyway, the whole extravaganza is over, at least according to Us Weekly. Eva and Eduardo are no more.

Finale time for Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz. After a year together, the Desperate Housewives actress, 36, and the singer (younger brother to Penelope Cruz), have called it quits, a source close to the couple confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.

The pair split within the last couple days, with Cruz returning to his native Madrid, Spain.

“It was a mutual decision,” the source explains to Us. “They are staying friends.”

And Longoria has just the thing to keep her distracted, the source adds. “She’s focusing on work and the end of Desperate Housewives.” Still, it appears she will be spending her 37th birthday, March 15, single.

After being introduced at a party by his sister Penelope, sexy singer Eduardo first stepped out with Longoria in February of last year on a yacht in Florida. Indeed, he became an enduring rebound romance for Longoria — whose painful late 2010 divorce from Tony Parker dominated headlines.

(Longoria was compelled to split from the San Antonio Spurs player after she discovered hundreds of inappropriate texts between him and another woman, their close pal Erin Barry.)

And Longoria was clearly smitten with her new man when he helped her celebrate her 36th birthday last March. “Everything in my life is great!” she told Us at the time. The couple made frequent PDA-packed appearances at A-list parties in L.A., Miami and elsewhere.

Still, after attending Kim Kardashian’s ill-fated August 2011 wedding, Longoria admitted she wasn’t sold on remarrying. “I don’t know,” she said. “Ask a woman after divorce if she’s gonna get married, you won’t get an honest answer.”

[From Us Weekly]

I would be very surprised if Eva Longoria was “single” for very long. She’s one of Those Girls – she always has to be in a relationship. She doesn’t know how to be alone. She probably has a jumpoff from her jumpoff, you know? Some new boy-toy, waiting in the wings. I have two theories as to why Eduardo and Eva are over. One theory: Eva got tired of the boy-toy thing – it was fun for a while, but she simply got tired of the age difference and the difference in their levels of celebrity. Second theory: Penelope Cruz finally got the last laugh! According the tabloids, Penelope loathed “fame-hungry, B-list” Eva, and Penelope desperately wanted her brother to dump Eva. Penelope wins!

UPDATE: People Mag confirms the split. It’s on, y’all.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    Yay for Penelope! These two never looked right for each other.

  2. paola says:

    i bet Penelope is sighing with relief now. Don’t blame her.

    • Tapioca says:

      And yet, if you asked 100 people selected at random they could probably name more of P-Cruz’s ex-beaus than any of her movies.

      Girl was never shy about using famous guys to boost her career, even if I totally agree that you wouldn’t want Eva’s needy, high-maintenance ass dating your brother!

      • paola says:

        I am not a fan of Penelope at all.. but i really can’t stand Eva, she’s not a good actress and i think she has no talent at all. the only good thing about her i can say is that she has a nice body, other than that i don’t know what to say.
        penelope at least had some decent taste in choosing films and she seems to be really down to earth.

  3. Cerulean says:

    Penelope didn’t want her brand anywhere near Eva’s and I cant say I blame her. Didn’t want Eva coasting on her coat tails, mixing in her gene pool or over for holiday paella parties.

    Good work Penny.

  4. Agnes says:

    i thought she was one of the kardashians when i saw the banner pic (of her solo). haha

  5. ryan says:

    That man is the fire of my loins.

    • smith says:

      @ryan – reallly? Yikes and yuck. In many photos it looks like he’s missing part of his raggedity mustache.

      To quote “King of Queens,” he should either call it “half stash” or “upper lip surprise.”

      I’m no fan of Eva but he is not fine.

      • ryan says:

        He bears a striking resemblance to someone I know personally and am quite fond of. That’s where it comes from.

  6. Marjalane says:

    Eva Longoria seems like kind of a nothingburger these days.

  7. The Truth Fairy says:

    She’s starting to have the dreaded “surgery face” of Hollywood.

  8. Jayna says:

    Love Eva. And, Truthfully, I have never met a woman that wasn’t looking for a new man after being betrayed. Being alone after being cheated on doesn’t help. A new man giving attention helps. Eva had no kids. Why should she sit home and obssess over a cheating ex. She had several months alone while separated. Good for her moving on and ha ing fun with him. Life is too short not to. At least she isn’t getting knocked up.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Why does it have to be either/or? Why does not moving in with someone within weeks of beginning to date that person have to equal lonely past-it loser in a state of advanced decay? I don’t see anything wrong with mourning the end of a marriage–within reason. We don’t get to be happy and ecstatic for our whole lives, so is it so horrible to everyone, including ourselves, that we’re affected by change? Fun’s fun and everyone likes fun, I’m not disputing that, but you have to have some self-awareness, too.

  9. normades says:

    Wow, Eva looks awful in that leather dress. What happened to her figure?

    Pene knows fameho dating *cough Tommyboy*. Takes one to know one.

  10. Lena says:

    Penelope introduced them, that’s what the article said. They’re friends, I saw a lot of pics of them together.

  11. original sandy says:

    totally agree with everything in this write-up, i just think people don’t really care about eva, and her problems, as some one stated up-thread, she’s a nothing burger.

  12. Onyx XV says:

    Wow, it’s been 14 months already? Time sure does fly! You’re absolutely spot-on, Kaiser, about Eva being one of “Those Girls” who cannot manage life alone without a man. Next week we’ll probably be seeing photos of her out and about with her new jump-off to the old jump-off…

  13. dena says:

    They’re both ugly.

  14. Patricia says:

    I would bet that with the end of DH she is looking to trade up. She has really fallen off the radar lately and I’m sure that is killing her.

    I’ll be interesting to see what her next move/man is. I think it will be a calculated one to get into the headlines again.

  15. Orange Cone says:

    didnt he have her name tatooed?

  16. Kosmos says:

    I don’t know what to say, except the split isn’t surprising at all. Sometimes unlikely partners come together for various reasons for a period of time. It was probably not intended to last a lifetime for these two. Too much of an age difference, for one thing, but they enjoyed each other for a while. I don’t think they have to make excuses to the world.

  17. TheWayItGoes says:

    He looks zesty.