Eva Longoria, 43, gives birth to her first child as she welcomes ‘beautiful blessing’ baby boy Santiago Enrique with husband Jose Baston
- The Desperate Housewives star and her Televisa president husband welcomed their first child on Tuesday
- Santiago Enrique was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and weighed in at 6 lbs and 13 oz
- Releasing a photo of Eva cuddling her newborn to HOLA! USA, the couple called their son ‘a beautiful blessing’
- After her very public split from her second husband Tony Parker, Eva admitted she didn’t know if children were in her future
- She added that Bastón’s three children from a previous marriage were a ‘gift,’ saying anything else ‘would be icing on the cake’
Eva Longoria, 43, has given birth to her first child, a son she has named Santiago Enrique.
The actress and her husband Jose ‘Pepe’ Baston shared the happy news exclusively with HOLA! USA, after confirming the pregnancy in December.
Announcing the arrival, Eva told fans that Santiago Enrique Bastón arrived on Tuesday and is a ‘beautiful blessing.’
‘Blessing’: Eva Longoria, 43, and husband Jose ‘Pepe’ Baston, 50, have welcomed their first child together – a son named Santiago Enrique
Sharing a photo of Eva cuddling her newborn son, the couple gushed to HOLA! ‘We are so grateful for this beautiful blessing.’
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Santiago was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and weighed in at 6 lbs and 13 oz.
Eva first met 50-year-old Televisa president Jose through a mutual friend back in 2013, and they wed two years ago, with the actress gushing soon after that having a child together would be ‘the icing on the cake’.
Welcome to the world! The actress and her husband, pictured on June 7, shared the happy news with HOLA! USA, after confirming the pregnancy in December
New mother: Announcing the arrival, Eva told fans that Santiago Enrique Bastón arrived on Tuesday and is a ‘beautiful blessing.’
Eva is also stepmother to Jose’s three children – Natalia, 22; and twins Mariana & Jose, 14 – from his first marriage to Natalia Esperón.
The star was previously married to soap actor Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004 and then to pro basketball player Tony Parker from 2007 to 2011.
After her very public split from her second husband, Eva revealed that she did think about parenthood but later admitted she didn’t know if children were in her future.
Before tying the knot with Bastón in May 2016, the actress added that she was aware her age could be a factor in getting pregnant.
Any day now: The Desperate Housewives star was looking relaxed and happy as she showed off her bump just three days before the birth on Saturday
‘I just turned 40, so I have thought, ‘Is time running out?’ ‘ she said. ‘I should be thinking about [children], but I feel like my life is full.’
She added that Bastón’s three children from a previous marriage were a ‘gift,’ saying, ‘We are fulfilled. If there is anything else to come, it would be icing on the cake.’
The actress recently revealed though that she was finding pregnancy ‘hard’, pointing out: ‘Everything’s uncomfortable. It’s not just your belly – everything gets bigger. I’ve never seen my thighs so big, and my boobs, they’re in the way of everything. It’s hard.’
Despite feeling uncomfortable, the Over Her Dead Body actress also claimed being pregnant makes her feel empowered while she’s at work.
Happy couple: Eva, pictured on June 14, met Televisa president Jose through a mutual friend back in 2013, and they wed two years ago, before announcing the pregnancy in December
She said: ‘Having my life now with my son and living it with him is great. When I’m directing he is with me, at the Golden Globes he is with me. [It] makes me very happy.’
And Eva also shared her hope that her son will learn to ‘applaud and honour’ feminism when he grows up, because she believes the world needs ‘more good men’.
She said: ‘We have this wonderful wave of future feminists coming into this world with a different view of what this global community we live in should look like.’
‘I’m so excited that I’m having a boy because I think the world needs more good men. This boy, my son, will be surrounded by very strong, educated, powerful women and I think it’s important that he sees those types of role models in his life so he knows how to support it, how to applaud it and how to honour it.’
Finally here! The actress recently revealed that she was finding pregnancy ‘hard’. She said: ‘Everything’s uncomfortable
Her son’s birth comes just days after the film and television star revealed that her beloved pet dog and her ‘baby before this baby’ died in her arms on Thursday after suffering a stroke at the age of 15.
‘So the day I’ve been dreading happened last night. Jinxy passed away in my arms at the vet. He had a stroke that he just couldn’t come back from.’ she wrote next to an Instagram image of her tearfully gazing down at the maltese.
‘He was 15 years old (96 in dog years) and he filled those years with lots of love and laughter. He was my baby before this baby in my belly came along. I’m so sad but know that he’s out of his suffering’.
‘My baby’: Her son’s birth comes just days after Eva revealed that her beloved pet dog died in her arms on Thursday after suffering a stroke at the age of 15
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