Video! Eva Longoria to Katie Couric: 'I Get to Redefine Who I Am'
"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria made an appearance on "Good Morning America" Thursday, dishing with Katie Couric about the end of her hit ABC show, and her split with Tony Parker.
"It's interesting, because I'm in a big transition in my life. I am not married. I always thought I would be married at the end of 'Housewives,'" Longoria, 37, told Couric. "The show is ending. ... A lot of chapters are closing in my life, and so I'm at a point where I get to redefine who I am."
Longoria also said her divorce from her husband, NBA star Tony Parker, was particularly difficult, especially how the tabloids dealt with it.
Longoria recalled, "The hardest thing was I was dealing with the issue months before it ever came out, and so that was trying to really say, 'Okay, how do we best handle this just between you and I without the world looking in?' So when it finally came out, we were confident... it's going to be a nightmare."
The couple, who tied the knot in 2007, cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their divorce, but had to deal with reports of Parker's alleged infidelity.
"I think I handled it as gracefully as I could," Eva said. "It was painful, but life goes on. I always said I hold onto the love and not the loss. There was a reason why we got married and fell in love. I think the press also wanted me to hate him and villainize him. And I don't. And I didn't."
Eva doesn't know if she'll ever get married again. "We'll see if there's somebody there. I'm not in a rush. I take, and I took, marriage very seriously. I am Catholic and got married in the church, and so it's a pretty sacred sacrament, and so I wouldn't take it lightly. So to go, 'Yeah, I'll get married again.' ... I can't say that."