The real “Nottinghill” story may actually feature Eva Longoria and fiancé Jose Antonio Baston. According to the actress, her future-husband did not know that she was a Hollywood star when they met.
"(He's) like the only person in the world who hasn't seen 'Desperate Housewives'. He's never known me as working. He's like, 'Oh, so you're an actress?' And I'm like, 'Yeah, I'm a pretty big deal in China. People see my show all over the world,’” Longoria explained in a Times of India report. “People come up to me all the time and he just doesn't really get it. He's like, 'They really like you.' Then he goes like, 'I'm going to watch, I'm going to watch. Everybody talks about it, I'm gonna watch.'"
However, Baston, president of GrupoTelevisa, one of the largest media companies in Mexico, does not like watching Longoria’s love scenes including those in “Desperate Housewives,” which was the show that gave the actress her break in Hollywood, EOnline wrote.
Longoria told Ellen DeGeneres during her talk show that she found it funny how Baston has never seen “Desperate Housewives,” despite his involvement in the media. Longoria said that she recommended that they go straight to the fifth season of the show, since the previous ones featured her character, Gabrielle Solis, having an affair with the gardener.
As for Baston, the actress told NBC’s Today how much she appreciated him. Longoria described her fiancé as kind, gorgeous and amazing. She added that he is really private and told the actress not to talk about him. She fondly refers to him as “Pepe” or “Mr. Fancy Pants.”
The 40-year-old actress and 47-year-old executive got engaged in December 2015 during a vacation in Dubai. Baston gave her a ruby engagement ring. The two reportedly met in 2013. Longoria said that “somebody” introduced them and Baston never knew then that she was an actress. She added that they are not in a rush to get married, so the official date has yet to be announced.
The actress has been married twice before. Longoria was married to NBA star Tony Parker. The couple wed in 2007 but divorced in 2010 due to irreconcilable differences. She was also previously married to actor Tyler Christopher, Heavy revealed.
Eva’s friend, Ana Ortiz, told People how she was thrilled that the actress finally has someone who is not intimidated by her and not afraid by her traits and personality.