It’s hard to tell what’s fact and fiction in Eva Longoria and Tony Parker‘s divorce. Eva cited “irreconcilable differences” in her divorce filing and it seems these differences apply not only to their marriage but to their split as well. Each of the former Hollywood power couple is spouting very different versions of events and now it appears as though it’s Tony’s turn to tell his story.
Sources close to Tony tell TMZ that Eva’s people aren’t being completely honest about the split. The sources claim that the couple had known the divorce would be filed for a week before Eva officially filed on Wednesday, only a day after her reps denied any such break-up.
According to sources, Tony had planned to file for divorce in San Antonio, Texas as was first rumored, but “Eva talked him out of it because she wanted to file in Los Angeles.”
TMZ also reports that unlike what Eva’s reps state, the actress was well aware of the divorce proceedings and timed the actual event to line up with her interview with a magazine this week.
Another inconsistency in Tony and Eva’s stories center around the cheating charges directed at Tony. The sources tell TMZ that while Tony did have a “sexting relationship” with Erin Barry, the soon-to-be-former) wife of ex-San Antontio Spur Brent Barry, it finished months ago and “They never had a physical relationship.”
Even if Tony never physically cheated on Eva, the “hundreds of text messages” would still be reason enough for the actress to file for divorce. But then why the lies?
A close friend of Tony’s says that the different divorce stories are simply because, “She [Eva] was into the whole PR thing. He wasn’t.”
Of course, Eva’s reps say that Tony’s version of events isn’t true and according to a source, “Eva and Tony were still talking about working out the marriage up until the morning she filed.”
This whole thing is too confusing. Why couldn’t Eva and Tony be a little more like Courteney Cox and David Arquette who, while sometimes too much so, are at least honest about the tragic turn of events?
By Sadie Gennis