When news came out that Eva Longoria had filed for divorce almost everyone was surprised, except me.
Before Eva and Tony were married in 2007, they broke up for a few months in 2006. In my weekly newsletter from Oct. 4 of that year, I wrote the following:
If you follow the entertainment news, by now you've probably heard about the Eva Longoria/Tony Parker break up. Several reasons have been given for the split, ranging from age difference to Tony dirty dancing in New York last week with an old flame. I believe these are only symptoms of the main problem and that the real reason was Eva's behavior.
As an expert looking at the situation from the outside, I can see that Miss Longoria seemed just a "little too happy to be there". It was always Tony this and Tony that. Did we ever hear him gushing? No.
In an old interview which ran this weekend on NBA All Access, the body language confirmed my suspicions. While Tony faced the camera head on, Eva was turned towards him almost the entire time, so that you could only see her profile. She looked like she was ready to jump into his lap at any second.
The last piece of evidence I have to substantiate my theory is the picture of the couple in happier times at a sporting event. Eva has her arm around Tony's shoulder. As they always say on Sesame Street, "One of these things doesn't belong here." That would be her arm. She was not letting him be the man, the protector, the instigator.
Maybe because she was older she felt she needed to take the lead, but that was a fatal mistake. Men want to be the man in the relationship, even if they are dating an older woman.
Men need to feel like men in order to remain attracted to their women. With Longoria taking on the masculine energy role in the relationship, Tony Parker turned to another woman with whom he could feel like the man.
Having said this, I still think this marriage can be saved! To his benefit, Tony’s affair supposedly never turned physical. Eva needs to get back in touch with her feminine side and let her husband be the man in the relationship. If she’s willing to learn how to do that, I can almost guarantee they will not divorce.