“Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is no longer desperate. She’s got her man – NBA basketball star Tony Parker – and they just had a romantic Paris wedding.
Made for each other? Eva and Tony pose just before the wedding ceremony.
Parker married Longoria at a civil ceremony in Paris Friday.
Longoria, 32, showed up first in a white stretch limo, wearing a way-above-the-knee pink Chanel dress with striped black and white straps. She was accompanied by about eight guests in cream, pink and purple dresses. She turned, smiled and waved for the crowd of waiting photographers and reporters who kept well back behind two rows of police barriers.
Parker, the 25-year-old San Antonio Spurs star who was born in Belgium and grew up playing basketball in France, arrived about 10 minutes later in a gray minivan, wearing a dark suit. He went straight in without waving. French soccer star Thierry Henry was in his group.
In between, other guests arrived in a Humvee stretch limo.
Paris Mayor Betrand Delanoe officiated, welcoming everyone on the steps of the town hall for Paris’ fourth district.
When the ceremony ended, the newlyweds left in a black Mercedes sedan with tinted windows. The crowd of fans and journalists booed, shouting, “Roll, your windows down.”
French law requires couples who marry to make their vows official at a city hall, even if they have a church wedding as well.
They and their entourage have given very few details about the nuptials.
The couple were thought to be planning a second wedding ceremony Saturday at a Paris church that used to serve French royals. Then, they and their guests were to party at Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th century chateau 34 miles southeast of Paris.
The couple have enjoyed the tourist sights in the lead-up to the wedding.
They and a group of about 40 family and friends spent most of Wednesday riding attractions at Disneyland Paris, a spokesman for the park said. Longoria did the rides once, Parker and his friends rode some several times.
They also visited the romantic site of Mont-Saint-Michel on the Normandy coast, eating foie gras, cheese, omelets and apple pie at La Mere Poulard, an employee at the famous restaurant said.
In an interview with Le Parisien published Friday, Parker said he was eager to have kids.
“That would be even better than my NBA titles, even if I don’t compare private life and sports,” he told the newspaper. “Eva talks to me about it all the time. I’d like to have girls, because I come from a world of boys.”
He also said he considers himself “the luckiest guy in the world.”