Surprise! Eva Longoria is pregnant with a baby boy. The 42-year-old Desperate Housewives actress and Devious Maids producer is expecting her first child with 49-year-old husband José Antonio “Pepe” Bastón, according to People. According to her rep, she is four months along with a son and will be giving birth shortly after turning 43 years old in March.
The pregnancy comes as a surprise to fans—not only because the Mexican-American actress is in her 40s but also because she has spoken candidly about the possibility of not having kids. Shortly after meeting and beginning to date her now-husband in 2013, she told People that she loves kids but that they are “not in my future.”
After becoming engaged in Dubai in December 2015 and marrying in May 2016 in Mexico, the couple still kept mum about their plans to grow their family. In fact, the actress seemed to be on the road to being happy with her life as a stepmom to Bastón’s four children from a previous relationship. She previously told People that, despite turning 40, she still wasn’t sure if kids were on the horizon for her.
“I just turned 40, so I have thought, ‘Is time running out?’” Longoria said. “I should be thinking about [children], but I feel like my life is full.”
The message that her life is already full is one to be honored, since it is important to acknowledge that not every woman wants to be a mother and our lives can be complete and fulfilled regardless of whether or not we choose to have babies.
Longoria’s thoughts about marriage reflect her independence and love for her partner, too, which makes us gush even further with the couple’s happy news. Shortly after celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary, Longoria said to People during the Cannes Film Festival:
“I never thought I would get married again. It’s him – he makes it all worth it. I’m not a fan of marriage; I like being married to him. He surprised me at dinner with a beautiful gift and a song and a singer it was just amazing.”
Major congrats to the happy couple!