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Eva Speaks the Language of Love

Eva spent some time overseas this week opening the Harrods Winter Sale in London. In fact, she seems to be spending quite a lot of time in Europe these days. That may have something to do with Tony, who was raised in France. The couple spent some time there this fall and now Eva is working hard to learn her love's native language. He, however, isn't giving her much help. Here's more:

"He's terrible. He always wants to speak English," Longoria, 31, told PEOPLE Thursday while in London to open the annual Harrods Winter Sale. "I try to remind him but he always forgets and says it's easier and faster to speak English, but I want to understand."

She decided to master French the hard way – in a classroom. "I couldn't speak French before Tony. All I knew how to say was, 'My name is Eva.' I went to a Berlitz French school this summer, doing about five hours a day."

And how is her French now? "Great!"

Longoria spent Christmas in her home state of Texas and will be back in the U.S. for a quiet Dec. 31. "Nothing is planned for New Year's Eve," she said. "Tony plays that date so I'll be watching, sitting at a Spurs' game."

What a dedicated girlfriend Eva is! That doesn't sound like a very glamorous night, but she has one coming up soon. Rumor has it the wedding is July 7th! For more pics just


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Aggie Aggie 9 years
She looks great. That coat is fab! :D I know 3 languages fluently... Swedish, Polish and pretty much English. I know German quite alright, although I have to confess that I hate it! :P And upon all that I'm learning Italian and Latin... Seems funny huh?! ;) ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
Luna13 Luna13 9 years
isnt she cold? its freezing in london! she does look very cute ive always thought that and being overexposed isnt her fault, its the people who print her pics so u cant blame her for that one
Sami10 Sami10 9 years
I think that's wonderful. Makes me want to fulfill my promise to myself that I would learn Spanish!
noonehere noonehere 9 years
"raised in France"?????? HE IS FRENCH!!!
brokenhalo brokenhalo 9 years
I love hearing stories like this! How cute/thoughful of her! I just wish people would stop hating on her so much, what's she ever done wrong?
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
God bless Tony for marrying a DR. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde woman. Dr. Jekyl with makup and Hyde without. Will it be in the pre-nup that she is never to appear before him w/out makeup? Pssst Tony..put that in there. Beleive me (shudder).
allurance allurance 9 years
As much as Eva annoys me, she looks really cute here. Kinda off topic, but is her nose fake? I have a friend whose aunt is a plastic surgeon. She says it is. Hmm.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
She is gorgeous in these pics, and the doggies are CUTE!!! It is totally sweet that she learned to speak French, and I bet Tony thinks it's hot!
caroline_1 caroline_1 9 years
she stole my idea of getting married on lucky seven-- 07/07/07 but seeing as i dont have a guy to marry, she can have it. :)
dAiLlEstBaByD dAiLlEstBaByD 9 years
hmm maybe...she knew a lil french...and now she's trying to master holding an intense conversatoin....everyone knows the usual bonjour/salut....comment ca va? bla bla bla juss a thought
bluejeanie bluejeanie 9 years
i didn't realize that french and spanish grammar were so dissimilar! i know little about the romantic languages, i ought to learn a little french though, i think. :)
DulceSkye DulceSkye 9 years
I speak Spanish, and I'm trying to learn Portuguese, which is the language closest to Spanish out of the five Romance languages. It is HARD, even with the similarities. So I think it's great that Eva is trying to master French. Learning a new language is fun and challenging. Howver, I seem to remember reading that she caught Tony's interest by greeting him in French and holding a conversation with him in French. So it's odd to read here that she didn't know anything until she met him. I wish I could find the story where she describes how she met him, as it totally contradicts this one. She looks great here, though!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
I think learning any language is very hard. Good for her. That coat looks great on her. I still don't like her tho.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
wow she is looking great!!!!!!! she and I will share the same wedding day., although I'm already married we want to renew for 7~7~7 just because it'll never be that date again...and no I'm not copying :rotfl: I mentioned that months ago.... She looks the prettiest in the pic holding the pups., very cute!
diggerdp diggerdp 9 years
YAWN! B-o-r-i-n-g. Who cares, EVA=most overexposed in 2006. Here's to a Eva and Tony Free '07. One can wish.
kelly kelly 9 years
She is really cute here! I'm French and i can tell you that....French grammar is H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E!Lol it's very hard.So kuddos to Eva for trying to learn this.
hautegeek hautegeek 9 years
aww if she gets married on july 7, it's 7/7/07. how cute. i wish i knew how to speak french. i hope they last.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 9 years
does she speak spanish too? i would think that would help in learning french. she does look really pretty here. this story about her was really sweet, plus points for her! :) i think it's very thoughtful to want to learn your sweetheart's first language.
EdwinaTheLovely EdwinaTheLovely 9 years
Of the five romance languages I think French is the most beautiful, and I wish I could speak it better. I love France!
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 9 years
oh i so want that coat.
mar mar 9 years
yes, that coat is adorable and she looks nice here
7168ae 7168ae 9 years
she looks amazing!! love her gold little coat, its sooo cute, wonder where its from? anybody know??
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
I am glad she has gone back to her dark locks...the wannbee JLo highlights were so circa 2000
dAiLlEstBaByD dAiLlEstBaByD 9 years
oh yea she lookz great :P
dAiLlEstBaByD dAiLlEstBaByD 9 years
i took french this past semester...yay me and evaa!!
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