Why Didn’t Eva Longoria’s Friends Speak Up?
Her friends are saying they knew her marriage wouldn’t last with Tony Parker. Why didn’t they say something?
It bothers me when “friends” of a couple come out after the divorce announcement to say “I knew this would happen.” Oh really? And you decided to keep that to yourself until after the fact? What a great friend you are!
Eva Longoria’s “friends” are doing just this, telling Popeater’s Rob Schuter that they knew her marriage with Tony Parker wouldn’t last, and are surprised it even lasted 3 years.
“Neither one of them wanted to get married for the right reasons in the first place,” says one of Schuter’s sources, who reportedly attended the extravagant Longoria-Parker nuptials in 2007. “After seeing all the attention Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding had received she wanted the same. And Tony just happened to be the right man in the right place at the right time,” the source says.
Another wedding guest and “friend” tells Schuter of their wedding, “Tony spent most of the day listening to music on his iPod when not being pushed into pictures, while Eva spent the entire evening hanging with her friends and dancing. Tony seemed confused by the circus Eva had assembled.”
And a third loyal friend chimed in, “[Eva] has been going home to an empty house for way too long. Finally the charade is over and we can all stop pretending.”
You mean, stop pretending to be a good friend to Eva, or stop pretending you hoped this day would come so you could be quoted on a gossip site?
If these sources are really Eva’s friends and their claims are really true, they should’ve tried to talk Eva out of getting married for the wrong reasons a long time ago. It’s hard to be that brutally honest with a friend and tell them something they won’t want to hear, but who else will open their eyes to the fact that they may be making a huge mistake?
As Eva’s friends, it was their obligation to warn her about marrying Tony. But instead, they pretended to be happy for the couple, and probably put on the cheesiest grins on their wedding day and for the next three years that Eva and Tony were together.
Now that their marriage has failed, Eva’s friends have the balls to say, “I told you so”? Please! If that was me, and I found out everyone knew my marriage was a sham since the day I said, “I do,” I would be so angry and hurt. Why didn’t my friends say something? They could’ve been the voice of reason, opening my eyes to something that I couldn’t see or didn’t want to admit before it was too late. But instead, they were too cowardly to come forward.
I hope Eva finds out which of her “friends” spoke with Rob Schuter and unfriends them immediately — they clearly aren’t the kind of people who will be honest with her or have her best interests in mind.
Tell us: if you knew your friend was marrying someone for the wrong reasons, would you speak up, or would you just wait it out until you could say, “I told you so”?
Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.