Eva Longoria Moves On From Divorce: ‘I Pray For Strength’


Moving on from her divorce from Tony Parker isn’t easy, Eva Longoria recently confessed on her Twitter account.

“Starting over is hard to do,” she tweeted last night. “But life goes on. I pray for strength, courage and wisdom on my new journey.”

The tweet elicited a host of replies.

“God will illuminate your path to help [you] make the right choices,” one person wrote to Longoria.

“God won’t allow more than you can handle,” another tweeted.

“Scars remind us of where we have been,” a third person tweeted. “They don’t have to dictate where we are going.”

Longoria, 35, was raised Catholic and wed Parker in a full Catholic Mass on July 7, 2007. She was pictured walking down the aisle with a rosary in hand.

The lavish affair landed the handsome duo on the cover of OK!, pictured above the quote “We couldn’t be closer to heaven.”

Three and a half years later, Longoria finds herself storming the heavens for healing from her heartbreak.

For those CatholicMatchers who have braved divorce, how did you move on? What helped you heal? What wisdom did you bring into your new journey?



  1. Jerry-74383 February 19, 2011 Reply

    I have to ask the same question others have: why is this publicized on the CM blog? Mrs. Parker’s life, personal and professional, as seen by the public, is a source of scandal for Catholics: she very publicly cheated on her husband and she is one of the principal actresses in a television show that portrays immorality from start to finish. She’s starting over? What happened to “for better or worse… till death do us part”? If she and her husband make a significant effort to repair their marriage, THEN feature them on a Catholic blog.

  2. Salvador-551798 February 19, 2011 Reply


    According to the teaching of Holy Mother Church, divorce is not an option for anyone who has been wedded in a Catholic Marriage. What God has united in marriage, no earthly entity can part. Therefore, the main attention to this teaching should be the salvation of souls. Anyone who has requested a divorce has committed a mortal sin. If they have not sought an annulment from Holy Mother Church, they are still married in the eyes of God. The only healing that could take place for Eva Longoria should be that she go to confession before a Traditional Priest and seek absolution and guidance at the confessional. She should try and reconcile her marriage and if there is sufficient reason that she should seek annulment then she should also go before a Traditional Priest to determine if annulment is possible. If annulment is not possible, then she should live her life in a chaste single life. That is not my opinion. That is the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church taken from her Holy Catechism:

    CCC #2380 Adultery refers to marital infidelity. When two partners, of whom at least one is married to another party, have sexual relations – even transient ones – they commit adultery. Christ condemns even adultery of mere desire.171 The sixth commandment and the New Testament forbid adultery absolutely.172 The prophets denounce the gravity of adultery; they see it as an image of the sin of idolatry.173

    CCC #2382 The Lord Jesus insisted on the original intention of the Creator who willed that marriage be indissoluble.174 He abrogates the accommodations that had slipped into the old Law.175

    Between the baptized, “a ratified and consummated marriage cannot be dissolved by any human power or for any reason other than death.”176

    CCC #2384 Divorce is a grave offense against the natural law. It claims to break the contract, to which the spouses freely consented, to live with each other till death. Divorce does injury to the covenant of salvation, of which sacramental marriage is the sign. Contracting a new union, even if it is recognized by civil law, adds to the gravity of the rupture: the remarried spouse is then in a situation of public and permanent adultery:

    CCC #2385 Divorce is immoral also because it introduces disorder into the family and into society. This disorder brings grave harm to the deserted spouse, to children traumatized by the separation of their parents and often torn between them, and because of its contagious effect which makes it truly a plague on society.

    CCC #2386 It can happen that one of the spouses is the innocent victim of a divorce decreed by civil law; this spouse therefore has not contravened the moral law. There is a considerable difference between a spouse who has sincerely tried to be faithful to the sacrament of marriage and is unjustly abandoned, and one who through his own grave fault destroys a canonically valid marriage.179

    My question would be to the priest that performed the sacrament of marriage for these two. Father, did you go through the thorough questioning for these two couples to determine if the sacrament of marriage was right for the both of them? Did you question them as to the extent of their knowledge of the One True Faith? Did you ask them as to the extent of how they would raise their children? If you did not ask them of this Father, then I fear for your soul and for the souls of those you lead.

    I encourage everyone who reads this including myself. Study your Catholic Faith in depth! Don’t just follow what other lost Catholics do or say. Stand up for the sacrament of Marriage and the One True Faith. As for Catholic Match, you need to put out more articles that encourage the true teaching of the Catholic Faith rather than introduce something that leaves people to question their faith.

    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!

    If a husband, separated from his wife, approaches another woman, he is an adulterer because he makes that woman commit adultery, and the woman who lives with him is an adulteress, because she has drawn another’s husband to herself.178

  3. William-660044 February 18, 2011 Reply

    I agree with many of you who have pointed this out already, that why would we as Catholic look to these “Hollywood” type as example on how to live our lifes (other than don’t do what they do)? By definition, a good actor or actress is someone who is good at pretending to be someone that he (or she) is not….

  4. Maddie-310952 February 18, 2011 Reply

    I was quite surprised to find this posting on Catholicmatch.com where Catholics go to find Catholics. This woman apparently does not live a Catholic life which you can see by just looking up her name and hence she cannot be a model to faithful Catholics of how to live a faithful Catholic life! I am so glad to see other Catholics thinking the same way about this posting!

  5. Adanna-660007 February 18, 2011 Reply

    Eva should look for an older man closer. Tony is too young for her. Eva needs a man in his 30s or early 40s then she can expect that kind of maturity. Tony is barely out of his teenage years.

  6. Andrew-613475 February 15, 2011 Reply

    Obviously she could be a closer to Heaven, and One who lives there. Why is this even an article on CatholicMatch blog?? Or should we call it CMZ now?

  7. Monica-681582 February 14, 2011 Reply

    For a woman to marry in the Catholic Church w/ lavish mass and all the works… doesn’t mean she’s living the Faith…. look at her line of work, Desperate Housewives? Is that a Catholic Show? Me thinks not, her life needs to emulate the values she’s supposedly holds dear… Jim Caviezel (practicing catholic) wouldn’t do love scenes AND Neal McDonough got fired from Her show, Desperate Housewives for refusing to do love scenes… there are a few Good Solid Catholics out there with sense and morals enough to steer clear of such roles and Do Make good Role Models. Sorry Langoria isn’t one of them, It’s just all for show, Typical Hollywood Marriage, ends in the quick Typical way.

    • Kwaku-654846 February 18, 2011 Reply

      Monica, seriously? Get off your high horse, sister! Wow…..

    • Steven-74998 February 20, 2011 Reply

      This is why I view TV + modern popular media as a bad influence.

  8. Bobby-262693 February 14, 2011 Reply

    Divorce isn’t an option for Catholics…I think this article is downright silly and an example of how popular culture influences Catholics in the worst of ways. Asking how to brave a divorce is a false question and the only wisdom we should garnish is that of the Saints not of Eva Longoria even in a marriage that’s operating in the worst of circumstances women can find inspiration from women like St. Rita who was forced by her parents into a marriage that turned out to be abusive. But weak wills that cave into impatience will get what they want and to no avail will trade a virtuous life fixed on the suffering of Christ for temporal emotional comfort.

  9. Wanda-688141 February 14, 2011 Reply

    I know that any relationship is difficult and I am sure living life in the public eye makes it more difficult. After 52 years of marriage and losing my husband to cancer I can honestly say that is takes a great deal of work to stay married. Divorce was just never an option for us, so we knew whatever it took we had to make it work.

  10. Michael-253501 February 13, 2011 Reply

    Strange to find an article like this on a Catholic forum. How about an inspirational article about Joseph and Zelie Martin instead?

    • Anya-680223 February 13, 2011 Reply

      here, here! i agree with Michael, why not do an inspiring story regarding Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin? that is certainly one couple that all of us as Catholics should strive to emulate… right?

    • Kwaku-654846 February 18, 2011 Reply

      Micheal, guess what? Life isn’t always “inspirational”. CM aims to bring up issues that affect Catholics, and divorce does, so it’s very relevant. I don’t see how asking for the advice and encouragement of CMers who have had similar experiences is bad.

  11. Jose-204934 February 11, 2011 Reply

    This Lady jump on her husband but few days later she was kissing with Penelope’z brother

  12. Kathy-129254 February 11, 2011 Reply

    I couldn’t have made it without my faith. Without faith there is no hope. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Hand your pain over to Him. He is with you on your journey through this difficult time. God bless.

  13. Maria-194669 February 10, 2011 Reply

    Yes, she prays while kissing Penelope Cruz’s brother, haha…

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