Ernesto Arguello: Dating Eva Longoria!

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Eva Longoria has made it official: Ernesto Arguello is one seriously lucky guy.

The actress tells People that she's dating this Miami-based entrepreneur and philanthropist - and there's a reason why the relationship is going so well.

Ernesto Arguello and Eva Longoria

"We truly started as friends," Longoria says, referring to their connection as "special."

Arguello met Longoria as a cast member on her reality show Ready for Love (he dated Miss USA Shandi Finnessey for a time as a result of it).

Rumors swirled this spring that the two had gotten together, but Longoria says romance only hit recently.

“Eva and Ernesto are a perfect match," an insider close to the couple tells the magazine. "They both speak Spanish, have the same religion and the same cultural background."

The couple just got back from a trip to Arguello's native Honduras, where the well-meaning ex-reality star has built a school and multiple homes impoverished families.

"Their friendship and their similar philanthropic interests laid the foundation for their new romance," concludes this friend. "They're very much in love."


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Anybody in their right mind is for Obama. [As for Sarah Palin], I like her. I think she's smart and intelligent. I don't think I would want her running the country...I'm not going to vote for her because she's a woman. We disagree on a lot of issues and that's why I support Obama and Biden.

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