Eva Longoria has enjoyed a pretty successful career thus far despite not being all that good at acting. While she started as a model, she’s since branched out into TV and movies and is pretty well-known for being, well… hot. And while, sure, she’s part of an industry that values youth, thinness and good looks, Eva doesn’t want to hear your bullshit about girls feeling inadequate and having pressure to be perfect. After all, it’s not her fault she’s so pretty – it’s your fault for not teaching your kids that they can’t be pretty too.
I don’t think you can put the full blame on images. The responsibility lies in how you raise your child. I grew up surrounded by women: three sisters, nine aunts, 20 female cousins. They were my role models—smart, educated, ambitious, and very traditional at the same time. I saw my mom as a working woman who also wanted to raise children and take care of the home. Today it’s much harder to balance all of that, because everybody’s role models are celebrities. I didn’t grow up with that.
Every time I speak to kids, they say, “I want to be famous like you.” And I reply, “Then you should become the doctor who cures cancer. If you’re extremely successful in any career, you’ll become famous. But fame should not be your goal.”
This seems a bit all over the place to me. Eva admits that her generation wasn’t as into celebrity (which… it definitely was; it was just her family that wasn’t) before saying that it’s a parent’s responsibility to teach a child to go against culture. I agree to a degree – parents can really shape a child’s world view and should take that duty seriously and be invested in helping him or her become the best person they can be.
However, anyone who’s a parent also knows that kids sometimes go their own way regardless of what you teach them. If you have a 13-year-old and all her friends at school are in love with One Direction and Justin Bieber, it’s pretty rare that your kid’s gonna tell her friends, “Sorry, this is immature. We don’t know these boys and it’s not a good use of our time to worship celebrities!” I mean… really?
Anyhoo, I’m sorta just giving her a hard time here because I think it’s ignorant and obnoxious to say that the shit we see in magazines and on TV 24/7 have no affect on us – especially young girls. However, in actuality, I’m def into her telling kids to become doctors and scientists instead of actors. We have enough Hollywood idiots – we don’t need anymore.
March 30, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Here we are again, another round of Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! Here’s what happened last week. Go through this week’s photos and pick your favorites for BEST, WORST, and WTF looks. And discuss whether or not Kate Hudson did something to her face.
February 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Eva Longoria may have broken up with Ernesto Arguello already, but she’s off the market again and has moved on to a new man – Jose “Pepe” Antonio Baston. I have no idea who he is or how they met, so why don’t we let People fill us in?
“He’s been sweeping her off her feet and courting her like a proper gentleman,” a source tells PEOPLE of Baston, 45, the president of Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America. On Friday, he escorted the actress/producer, 38, to the Museo Jumex Opening dinner at Case De La Bola in Mexico City, Mexico.
Last month, Longoria and Baston dined at New York’s Serafina restaurant. A source told PEOPLE at the time that the Longoria was “very happy” with the budding relationship and that Baston was “crazy about her.”
Damn, Eva – didn’t waste any time there. Love it!
November 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Oh no! It seemed like only yesterday that Eva Longoria had fallen madly in love with former Ready to Love contestant Ernesto Arguello. They were so happy! They went on vacation and met each other’s families! He carried her around! It seemed like a match made in heaven… and now it seems to be over, as TMZ reports that they’ve ended their 4-month relationship. :( :( :(
Sources tell TMZ, the former “Desperate Housewives” star split from boyfriend Ernesto Arguello this week after dating for roughly 4 months.
The two met while Longoria was producing her dating show “Ready for Love.” Ernesto was a bachelor on the program, but after the show went off the air, Eva decided to take Ernesto for herself.
Eva and Ernesto were spotted canoodling in Spain as recently as two weeks ago (above), but once they got back to L.A., we’re told they decided their busy lifestyles just didn’t mesh.
Eva spends most of her time in L.A., and Ernesto is situated primarily in Miami, so they decided it would be better to split. But some sources aren’t convinced it’s completely over — as one source put it, “They’re just on hold right now.”
Huh… bummer. Of course, that’s a pretty quick breakup time, considering they were on vacation two weeks ago, so maybe this is all wrong! Or maybe I’ll stp acting like I really care all that much about it. Back to the drawing board, Eva. Hope you kept George Clooney’s number!
August 23, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Apparently some rumours have been flying about that George Clooney was hitting on longtime friend Eva Longoria while he was still officially with Stacy Keibler. Not sure where people get these stories, to be honest, but US Weekly claims that while George and Eva were both in Munich for work, he began “pursuing” her, though the actual hook-up never happened.
“George began pursuing Eva,” the source continues. “He told her that he was still with Stacy, but had plans to break up with her and was interested in being with Eva.”
While once-divorced Longoria resisted, the Descendants star “continued to pursue her with texts and calls. Eva make it clear to him that she would not date or be with him until he was completely single.”
Uh… right. I just don’t see this one happening at all. Well, that’s probably because it didn’t. Eva addressed the “reports” on Twitter early Friday morning to set the record straight:
As interesting as the George Clooney rumors are, they aren't true. George and I have been friends for years.
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) July 19, 2013
July 19, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Eva Longoria has been looking for love for a little while now, and apparently she found it… on her cancelled show, which was also incidentally called Ready For Love, LOL!!! Isn’t life hilarious?! That’s right, Eva and former contestant Ernesto Arguello have been loved up for months, but now Eva’s finally admitted it publicly.
“I think that’s why our relationship is so special – we truly started as friends,” says Longoria, 38, who met Arguello, 34, last year when he was cast in Ready For Love, the reality dating show she produced.
While the show aired this spring, buzz swept Hollywood that the two were an item. However, it wasn’t until recently that their friendship turned romantic.
“I guess we have the press to thank for pushing us to see something we didn’t see!” jokes Longoria, who just returned home from a trip to Nicaragua where she was introduced to his entire family.
Well, that’s awesome for her, I guess. They make an alright couple, too. Looks like he got more than he bargained for when he signed up for a reality show!