Eva Longoria's year started off rough, but it didn't take long for her it to make it completely awesome.
Shortly after her divorce was finalized, Longoria started dating Eduardo Cruz, the hot younger brother of Penelope Cruz. See, now that's how you deal with a breakup. But he wasn't just a rebound; Eva and Eduardo have been going strong for about a year now.
In a recent interview with Spanish Vanity Fair, Eva discussed her divorce from Tony Parker, saying, "Love did not work with that person. But it can work with another."
Eva added that, "the only thing I will say is I was very lucky to find Edu."
She's been dating the 26 year-old brother of Penelope Cruz since last winter, and last weekend, the two took their romance coast to coast, visiting Miami on Friday and then heading back to Los Angeles on Sunday. Eva and Eduardo headed to the LA Galaxy game, where they were photographed kissing.
Last November, Eva filed for divorce from Tony Parker amid rumors that he was cheating. In January of 2011, the divorce was finalized.
"There's a reason I fell in love and got married. I believed in it," she says. "Supposedly I should be angry, resentful and disillusioned about relationships. But I'm not."
The only person happier after getting divorced than Eva Longoria is Jennifer Lopez. Seriously, these two make me want to get married just so I can get a divorce.
Hollyscoop asked Eva about her rougher times, and the Desperate Housewives actress told us:
“Every time I go through a tough time I just lean on my family,”
If finding love wasn't enough, this year, Eva also went on a book signing tour with her hit cookbook, Eva's Kitchen.
“I always say I’m a cook, not a chef,” Eva told Hollyscoop. “If I can do it, you can do it. Anyone can cook, it’s a really accessible book and sometimes people can be intimidated by cooking and wearing color and cutting their hair so this is an ode those women who take the chance and jump right in and take the leap of faith."
Eva called the book “an ode to family and friends”.
Longoria told us: “I grew up with a big family and cooking and cooking always centers around family events and Easter and holidays and things. There’s a lot of recipes that have evolved throughout the years.”