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Eva Longoria and Ready for Love's Ernesto Arguello an Item

Former Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria has confirmed that she and the entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Ready For Love reality show star Ernesto Arguello are an item! The now romance blossomed from its roots as friendship recently and seems to be going strong. On July 4, 2013, Longoria confirmed months long speculation of the relationship to PEOPLE with: "I think that's why our relationship is so special - we truly started as friends." The pair have known one another since Eva executive produced the hit NBC show in which Arguello chose former Miss USA Shandi Finnessey on the (very) short lived show. She furthered with: "I guess we have the press to thank for pushing us to see something we didn't see!" Sources close to the pair insist they are "a perfect match" and "very much in love." They also stated Eva (already) met Ernesto's family during a trip to Nicaragua.

Longoria initially (and repeatedly) denied reports that the pair have been an item since this spring despite eyewitness scoops dishing details of shopping trips, long drives, and even sleep overs between the two. In fact, in April she Tweeted: "WHAT?! AGAIN? Sorry guys, still not dating @ernestoarguello Who are these 'sources'??"

The relationship news follows reports that Longoria's ex husband, Tony Parker, is engaged to French journalist Axelle Francine.

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