Eva Longoria was devastated when she discovered her husband, Tony Parker, had been trading sexual texts with Erin Barry, the wife of his former teammate.
Erin and Brent Barry had been close friends with Eva and Tony at one point, making the betrayal even harder on the Desperate Housewives star, reports say.
That's why she decided to blindside him by filing for divorce from Parker before they decided to take the breakup news public, according to Radar. Point, Eva!
BARRY BAD CALL: Never text dirty with your teammate's wife.
“They were working out the details. They didn’t want it to become a messy divorce," says a source. "Then Eva got a little revenge and didn’t tell Tony she was filing and dropped the papers on him, catching him off balance for the media blitz.”
While some reports say the exchanges between Tony and Erin Barry were “innocent,” conflicting stories call the sext-messaging flirtatious, sexual and "over the line."
Erin Barry is also in the midst of a divorce from Brent. It's unclear if the relationship with Parker ever became physical, but it sure sent Eva into a tailspin.Parker apparently claims it never progressed beyond texting.
“Look, any wife is going to be upset with what Tony did, but he swears the relationship with Erin stopped there and they never had sex,” a source tells Radar.
“And Tony also says the text messages ended months ago.”
Doesn't sound so minor when coupled with reports that Longoria herself not only filed for divorce out of nowhere, but leaked the story of Tony's infidelity.
“Suddenly, Eva Longoria not only filed the papers but then went public with Tony’s relationship with Erin Barry. He was surprised, to say the least."
Interestingly, initial reports of the couple's demise said that Tony filed divorce papers in Texas. This was in fact the plan, but he never did so.
“He held off,” the source said. “It had been discussed but then was abandoned. Next thing he knew she surprised him by filing on Wednesday."
Take that! Eva issued a brief statement confirming the split after the fact, and her reason for feeling burned is, honestly, quite understandable.
“Eva is furious that Tony started a relationship with a woman she knew, a woman they went out with as couple friends," says the insider. "She felt betrayed by Tony and this is how she decided to get a small measure of revenge.”
Well played, Eva Longoria. Well. Played.