The initial reaction of Eva Longoria, upon her engagement? Shock.
"I was heading home from a long day on the (Desperate Housewives) set," the actress told People magazine. He had been playing in Utah, so I was just shocked to see him in L.A. I thought it was so weird, sort of, 'Why are you here? What's going on? Oh my God! It's happening!' "
And then it happened: at Longoria's home in the early-morning hours, surrounded by rose petals and candles, Tony Parker fell to one knee ï¿½" "I'm a traditional guy," he says ï¿½" and, having already told both of their families, popped the question.
Eva said she "cried [her] eyes out" and was especially impressed by how nervous Parker was.
The NBA player, meanwhile, was probably just thankful Mario Lopez wasn't in his lady's bed.
Beverly Hills jewelry designer Jean Dousset, a friend of the couple, designed Longoria's five-carat-plus emerald-cut diamond ring with Parker. It boasts 247 accenting diamonds. That's almost as many diamonds as hot guys Jordana Brewster has dated.
Naturally, it didn't take the actress long to start spreading the news among her Wisteria Lane neighbors.
"Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman and I are really, really close," she says. "Telling them was really exciting."