Eva Longoria is a closet smoker

Eva Longoria didn’t look too happy to be photographed out smoking in Puerto Rico over the weekend. Longoria was attending the wedding of her friend, actress Rosalyn Sanchez, on the Caribbean island.

In Touch points out this week that Eva has lost what little weight she gained for her Desperate Housewives character over the summer. Her trainer says she’s on a high protein diet with only fish and no meat. Maybe smoking helps her cut cravings too. It can help you lose weight, but it comes at a huge cost to your health.

The NY Daily News has an article about smoking celebrities who try and hide it from the public. Katherine Heigl, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan are regularly photographed taking drags, but there are other celebrities who are smokers that we don’t know about. Lauren Conrad is one, and Ashlee Simpson used to smoke before she got pregnant. Famous people are aware that there’s a well deserved stigma associated with smoking and many don’t want to set a bad example for fans and young people.

Smoking is a lot more acceptable in Europe and I have a slightly less negative opinion of the bad habit after living here a few years. It’s definitely something that’s socially influenced, and through legislation the US has helped curb smoking while changing attitudes and saving many people years of their lives. Celebrities know that they’re only looking foolish by lighting up. Eva Longoria generally accomplishes that just by opening her mouth.

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  1. Leandra says:

    All that fame and money….why smoke? You’d think you’d want to be around as long as possible to enjoy all that you have been given in life…but it’s her deal and really who cares.

  2. Claudia says:

    I agree, being a European I don’t see why it’s such a big deal in America. It’s not like people in Europe know less about the health risks their taking, but I think they can accept it that it’s a personal choice.

  3. elisha says:

    I don’t smoke anymore, and feel much better having quit. That said, it’s her body and she can do what she likes with it. Walking outdoors past someone smoking for a split second isn’t going to harm me any more than sitting in exhaust-ridden traffic.

    My attitude on smoking: “Welcome to the Nanny State, America”.

    Oh yea, as a commentor on the linked site points out, Pres-elect Obama is a smoker. Again, it’s his body, his choice.

  4. Levi says:

    Obama WAS a smoker. Not anymore.

  5. Larissa says:

    In europe the feeling towards smoking/smokers is changinging in the last few years/decade. And it is for the better! Even tho I am a smoker… You are not aloud to smoke anymore in many places such as pubs and night clubs… not even inside CIGAR SHOPS! (in the Netherlands, where even WEED is aloud!). So saying Europeans do not bother is a little outdated Iยดd say.

  6. geronimo says:

    Sweet God. Outing the smokers? Nanny state or what? Whose business is this except Longoria’s?

    As an occasional smoker, I was really happy when the ban in public places came in as it made it much easier to not smoke. I still have an occasional one and I will forever defend a person’s right to do what they want with their own body and money.

  7. Rachael says:

    So what???, it’s her choice, as a spaniard I understand that our state wants people to kick the habit because smokers cost a lot of money to our National Health system, which is FREE to everybody who lives and works here, but in the States where everybody has to pay for their medical bills… I just don’t get it

  8. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa says:

    I live in the U.S. and I appreciate all the anti-smoking legislation. I hate going to other states where smoking in bars is still legal… it smells gross and my clothes, hair, purse, everything just wreaks when I leave. Besides, 2nd hand smoke is worse for you because the smoker is getting it through a filter whereas everyone else is getting the smoke straight off the end of the cigarette. So really, a smoker is making everyone around them sick and smelly all for what? Their “personal choice”? I respect other countries and cultures, but am very happy to live in a state where there’s no smoking in restaurants or bars ๐Ÿ™‚ And Rachel, while we do have to pay our own healthcare, the premiums we pay are based on total losses of everyone, so if a large demographic is smoking and inferring the health costs associated with smoking, then that added loss to the healthcare company will trickle down to those who don’t smoke. Not trying to be snarky, just letting you know ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. dude wtf says:

    um actually Obama is still currently a smoker!! he said he is TRYING to quit! Has yet to do so tho!

  10. xiaoecho says:

    There is no such thing as a closet smoker – you can smell smokers at forty paces

  11. Ernestine says:

    Well, I DO think that smoking is a disgusting and invasive habit, overall. Nothing’s grosser than walking past a smoker and accidentally inhaling his polluted air. I live in VA (yay, tobacco country) and I won’t even go out to eat at restaurants with smoking sections if I can help it. I just hate the way it smells so much, and it totally messes with the taste of my food.

    I think that people have the right to smoke in their own homes, sure, but what if it leads to a kid getting asthma?

    I’ve lost a few loved ones to lung cancer. It’s hard to defend the rights of smokers after you’ve seen someone perish in such a horrid way.

  12. Alknowingone says:

    It’s hard to believe that she is a full on smoker when her husband is an athlete! My guess is that he is not a smoker, but you never know. Perhaps she is one of those people who smokes only when she’s drinking which people are known to do at weddings. At any rate, it is nobody’s business but hers.

  13. Syko says:

    I’ve been trying to quit smoking for about 40 years now. I quit every time I finish a pack, and I stay quit until I open the next one, which ranges from minutes to a couple years.

    At any rate, it’s her business. We all have to die of something. Some of us choose lung disease.

    I don’t like smoking in restaurants either and happily it’s not allowed in this state. When traveling it seems funny to me to see smoking sections, because we don’t have them. Even some bars, the ones that serve food, do not allow smoking.

    But I don’t think it’s up to everyone to police this. I was waiting for the bus the other day, end of a hard work day, didn’t take a break so it was my first cigarette since noon, I’m standing peacefully to myself sucking in a little tar and carcinogens, and this woman wearing an apricot suit with a full skirt, matching picture hat and stilleto heels came dancing up to me and started extolling the virtues of wellbutrin. Of course I’ve tried wellbutrin, which didn’t help all that much with smoking cessation but gave me insomnia, constipation and seething rage, there are still some businesses I am too embarrassed to ever return to because I visited while on wellbutrin and caused a scene. I just said to the dancing apricot lady “I’ve tried it.” Then she started with her lectures on the evils of the nasty habit and how she didn’t even like being close to me while I did it (so go!) and finally I just said “You know, some of us just don’t want to quit it” and exhaled in her face. For some reason her behavior is not considered rude in this society, but mine would be.

  14. ellie says:

    Smokers are weak-willed people.

  15. Syko says:

    That is not true, Ellie. We are just as strong willed as the next person. Many of us – most of us – choose to smoke because we fukcing enjoy it, and it’s reprehensible for you to label us as weak willed when we are your average people who happen to indulge in something not good for us. Lots of people do it with booze, drugs, too much food, we do it with nicotine. Anyone who really wants to can quit. So lay off. I’m fairly sure you have some bad habits of your own, not the least of which is being critical of others.

  16. xiaoecho says:

    I gave up five years ago and it was the hardest thing I have ever done. I am absolutely terrified of getting re-addicted

    Ellie, you obviously don’t know that nicotine is THE most addictive drug in the world, with heroin a long way behind. A broad statement like ‘smokers are weak willed people’ shows your ignorance. Smokers keep lighting up because once they are addicted, they have to to feel normal. When they say they ‘enjoy it’ it’s the relief from unbearable tension that they ‘enjoy’

    Have some compassion and grow up ๐Ÿ˜

  17. Paloma says:

    Don’t forget Jennifer Aniston is a closet smoker. She was recently caught with a cig in her hand and pack in front of her.

  18. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa says:

    Syko I see your points and I agree that the apricot lady (still giggling over that) was totally out of line. She’s not the boss of you! I do feel strongly though that smoking is a cost to society and should be banned in public (indoors, that is, outdoors is whatever). If you are OK paying the extra $ for the butts and the healthcare, and you’re not taking others down with you (esp. children) then it’s your choice. Not sure if you have kids or a family though – you might just want to keep in mind that THEY might care if you get lung disease or something else/worse. Yes, I’m a kid of a heart attack victim and luckily my dad didn’t die but I’m scared for all eternity that he will now! Also just had a co-worker who smoked experience a brain aneuryism and that was awful for him and his kids. eeek!

  19. prissa says:

    I smoke now and then, but haven’t become addicted. I wonder why some ppl do? It’s stinky and tastes nasty. I like the “rush” of that 1st cig but consecutive ones do nothing 4 me, so I just put em away.

  20. paris herpes says:

    Smoking sucks any way you look at it. I smoke socially sometimes due to the fact that I used to be a pack a day smoker. That’s all out the window once I get sick like I am now. Maybe I’ll stay quit for longer, I really HATE smoking. It’s just no fun at all. Truth.
    Eva is stupid no matter what though, smoking is the icing on the cake!

  21. geronimo says:

    Yeah. Let’s out Amy Winehouse while we’re at it. Smokes like a ZOMG chimmney. Also is a crack and candy addict but no, let’s tut tut and finger-wag at her smoking. ๐Ÿ™„

    Well done, xia, and thanks to you and Syko for nipping the weak-willed smoker myth in the bud. Used to work for a rehab charity and even after the smoking ban came in and was rolled out across the entire building, we had to provide a smoking area for the clients because, while they could, and successfully did, ditch their (in many cases, multiple) drug(s) of choice, they couldn’t function without their cigs.

  22. paris herpes says:

    Obama is an in the closet smoker. He just bums cigs of people and doesn’t buy his own packs. It’s a known fact. I’m pretty sure he’s quit by now, maybe he’ll have a cig or two during the presidency, because I would too, that’s a helluva lot of stress to deal with!

  23. california angel says:

    All of my frieds smoke and I did for a couple years in college. People have been smoking tobacco for a ridiculously long amount of time in our history and to think that any one person or law is going to stop people from doing it is just plain naive, as is thinking that a filter actually makes a cigarette better for you… ๐Ÿ™„

  24. Codzilla says:

    Who gives a flying f*ck whether or not Eva Longoria, or Obama for that matter, smokes? Maybe if they were stubbing out their butts on strangers’ faces, or something.

  25. Kristin says:

    I can’t believe ANYONE would smoke. It’s horrible for you, and yes it is probably hard to quit, but why start up in the first place then?

  26. Granger says:

    As long as you don’t smoke in my house, at a restaurant, in a car with children, or right outside the door of a public building, then more power to ya. But there are too many smokers who selfishly say, “It’s my body and my choice,” and then proceed to blow smoke in my daughter’s face as we’re walking into the hospital. Sorry, but at that point, I just get angry and incredibly unsympathetic.

  27. Ju says:

    Syko- You are my hero today. You tell her, sanctimonious biatch.

  28. Maya says:

    I don’t smoke and neither do my parents. I’m currently in Spain so of course just about everybody smokes. There isn’t any anti-smoking legislation really in place yet. My host mother here smokes–it doesn’t bother me because she is considerate about it, she doesn’t light up in my face. However when I’m sitting at an outdoor cafe/in a restaurant and a smoker decides to plop him/herself behind me and blow their smoke towards my back, I have an issue with it. I usually end up switching tables to get away from it because I cannot stand the smell. I feel bad for doing so because I don’t want to make the smoker feel bad… (I’ve gotten the evil eye before) but at the same time I shouldn’t have to breathe it in if I don’t want to.

  29. jade says:

    non smokers are always the most boring people. as exhibited by the brain crushingly dull, preachy and generally crap comments above.

    forgive me if i dye from passive boredom!

  30. morgs says:

    Good on you Syko. I go through phases with the smoking depending on my anxiety level. But when I’m in my smoking phase I can’t quit, and then one day I wake up and can’t abide the taste or the smell…the green tobacco on the other hand, I can’t seem to give up.
    Watching one of my best friends try to quit smoking has been hard for me only because it is so hard for her. I’ve heroine addicts say that kicking nicotine was harder than kicking dope.

  31. whatevs says:

    God I need a cigarette.:twisted:

    I’m a smoker, have been for almost 10 years. While I agree that it’s a smelly and disgusting habit, to me it’s no worse than drinking. Drinking can get pretty smelly and disgusting real quick too.

    I gotta admit, though, I’m more concerned about the premature wrinkles than possibly getting cancer. I’m planning on quitting for good when I get pregnant (obviously), preferrably before I get pregnant. I don’t think there’s anything in the world that could get me to quit any time before that. No “truth” commercial, annoying preachy person that needs to mind his/her own business, even my mother fanning the smoke away dramatically when it’s not even near her could make me quit right now.

    Anyway, I could really give a rats ass what celebrities are smoking. I see no real need to be in the closet over it, but it’s their life, so who cares.

  32. A.J. says:

    Amen, Syko. I tried to quit smoking several times, but in the end it came down to the fact that I DO enjoy smoking, I realize the consequences, and I accept that. It’s a personal choice, end of story.

    I haven’t had a smoke in seven months now; it took getting pregnant to make me stop. I do admit that I feel a little healthier not smoking, but I also confess that I CANNOT FRIGGIN’ WAIT for the first smoke after I pop this baby out, lol.

  33. Syko says:

    The reason a lot of people start smoking (me for example) is because it wasn’t reviled back when we started. Remember Fonzie on Happy Days with the cigarette pack rolled up in his t-shirt sleeve? I came of age in that time. It was COOL to smoke, all the popular kids did it, you had to smoke to be “in”.

    A lot of us cool, popular kids have managed, despite our weak wills, to give it up. Some have not. Obama’s reason for not buying may be this: If I am attempting to quit, I may go for days without one, and then I am just dying for one, just one, that’s all I need, oh PLEEEEEEEEEEEEZE, and if I bum one off someone I’m fine. However, if I go buy a pack, I will smoke the entire pack.

    My dad was an alcoholic. My child was a drug addict. I think it’s lucky that my addictive personality manifests itself only in cigarettes and Celebitchy.

    @aaaaaaaaa – I’m 66, no kiddies to infect, and I don’t smoke when the grandkids come around. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wouldn’t think of smoking in your house, in your car, or even in your presence if you don’t like it. I try to be courteous. That’s why I appreciate people who realize that what I’m doing is not illegal (standing a good 10 feet away from anyone else outside) and don’t take me to task about it. Also, so far my only wrinkles are laugh lines.

  34. Jami says:

    I wonder why no one is mentioning Chantix, the new stop smoking pill. It was a miracle drug for me. I smoked for over 20 years, and I did not think there was anything on this planet that would help me quit, because I couldn’t do it cold turkey/willpower. I have been smoke free for one year now, and it’s so wonderful to not cough anymore.

  35. Syko says:

    Congratulations! I tried Chantix a couple of years ago, right after it first came out and it didn’t do anything for me, but my doctor, definitely a closet smoker, was able to quit with it. I asked him just last month how it was going, and he still knows exactly how many days it had been. LOL

    The only thing that really works for me is cold turkey. The first three or four days are the roughest anyway. After that, the drug is out of your body and you just have to deal with the love affair.

    I also found the inhaler pretty good. It’s kind of fun to “smoke” in forbidden places.

  36. Enn says:

    Syko, I’m with you on the incredibly rude people who come up to me on the street and lecture me. I’ve read the box. I know. I’m not blowing it at you, am I? I wouldn’t go up to a stranger in a store and advise them on their child’s temper tantrum, or a drunk in a bar (although I’m usually drunk at bars, if I’ve been there long enough) and lecture them on cirrhosis. I’m also sick of the second-hand smoke whiners. If you live in a major city, like I do, you’re getting just as many pollutants and carcinogens when you go outside and breathe.

    The only time I don’t smoke in my car is when I have a non-smoker in there with me, because it would be rude to subject them to it.

    In short: shut it and let me live my life. I like my smokes.

  37. whatevs says:

    Syko, you must look great! I’ve got some laugh lines and I’m noticing the crows feet when I smile. Also, my neck is totally transforming, to me anyway. Do you use a really good moisturizer or anything?

    Off topic–those emoticon thingies under the comment box. Why don’t they show up sometimes? I rarely use them, but every time I do there’s no smiley face or anything, it’s the actual typed out code. Just wondering if anyone knows why that is.

  38. frewt says:

    I note its all the smokers who are so defensive about CB outing Eva as a smoker and yet she clearly has a problem being caught doing it – she’s not defiantly smoking for the world to see, she’s doing it surreptiously. That is exactly why this is interesting and gossip worthy. All these celebs would have you believe they’re healthy and naturally slim and above addictions but the reality is they’re just as flawed as everyone else.

  39. notprfect says:

    @ Syko:

    I THINK it’s because you put them next to a punctuation mark, so it messes up the code for the little emoticon. If you space between punctuation marks and the smiley, it SHOULD come out. I’m no computer wiz, though, so don’t take this as a fact. It’s just what I think is going on.

    Don’t really have much to add to the discussion. My fiance and I quit smoking at the beginning of November, with the help of the niccotine gum, and so far, so good. We’ve quit together before, unsuccessfully, so hopefully this time is it. :mrgreen:

    That’s why I don’t want to rip on these celebs that are smokers. It’s really really hard to quit, damn it. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  40. whatevs says:

    @notprfect, I think you might have meant that for me. Thanks, I’m pretty sure that’s why, I never space after the period for some reason.

    Until now. ๐Ÿ˜€

  41. sylvia says:

    The thing about really skinny women who smoke—if they gain weight—and she has twice in the last year—being a smoker makes a lot of the pounds go straight to the belly area. Makes people think you might be pregnant–when it is just fat following the marching orders from your nicotine addiction.

  42. aleach says:

    when they catch eva smoking crack or something, thats news.
    but cigarettes? cmonnnn.
    if you dont like cigarette smoke, cool. then dont smoke. dont go to bars that allow smoking, and dont sit in the smoking section at restaurants.
    i hate when people think they are high and mighty because they dont smoke. GOOD FOR YOU! all us smokers know that smoking is bad for us, but were still doing it, so get over it!!!

  43. CeeJay says:

    It’s no one’s business but her own. Frankly I don’t get the point of gossip websites “outing” actors and actresses for smoking. I”d venture to guess that Perez and Celebitchy have habits they wouldn’t want plastered on the net, but hey, it’s their ink.

  44. gia says:

    please people, its a cigarette not a crack pipe! she is not mutilating puppies or raping orphans…i am not a fan of hers, but who really cares if she or any other celeb smokes? lots of them drink a lot, snort coke, starve themselves, smoke pot…there are lots of bad habits in the world, that’s just the way it is.

  45. Kristin says:

    Non smokers are boring? Why? Because we don’t want to slowly kill ourselves and put poison in our bodies? Okay.

  46. chad says:

    23% of adults smoke in US vs 66% who are overweight and half of those are obese – Why isn’t there a public outcry on their outrageous cost to the healthcare system. I can’t believe that no one seems to have a problem with this.

    All these non-smoker fanatics who suck exhaust fumes everytime they ride-bike-run and mistakenly believe that they are immune to “smoking related” cancers might as well be living in La-La-Land.

  47. LOL says:

    “Celebrities know that theyโ€™re only looking foolish by lighting up. ”

    Judgemental much? Adults participating in a legal activity doesn’t make them look foolish, only the morons who feel it’s okay to run around criticizing them look foolish.

    Hate the player, not the game, CB.

    And hate to break it to you folks, but Obama is currently a smoker. His blue lips belie his claims he has quit, and ending a habit for health reasons is great, as a PR move is as fake and hypocritical as the man himself.

  48. Nika says:

    She makes a lot of money with commercials that have to do with looking good. She’s a role model. Smoking doesn’t fit in with that.
    Everybody can stop smoking, i did after 60 cigs a day for 24 years. My skin started looking better just after one week. She should stop too.

  49. Susan says:

    Uh… actually it doesn’t look to me that she is in the closet! People in the closet smoke only in their homes or around other people that know and she looks to be public!

    Whose biz is it anyways… let her be! We should only be concerned about ourselves for goodness sakes!