Brent Barry’s father has confirmed what we all already knew; Tonny Parker cheated on his wife Eva Longoria with teammate Brent Barry’s wife Erin. Rick Barry is a legendary NBA player, whose son Brent followed in his footsteps playing in the NBA from 1995 until last year when he was waived by the Houston Rockets. Longoria allegedly discovered the text messages between Erin Barry and Parker confirming the affair.
Rick Barry told TMZ, “I feel horrible for my son. I’m in shock.”
Longoria allegedly discovered the text messages between Erin Barry and her husband prompting her to file for divorce today at a Los Angeles courthouse.
“I knew [Erin] was moving out of the house soon and SHE was the one that filed for divorce. This is the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Rick told TMZ.
Brent Barry and Tony Parker were teammates from 2004-2008. Brent and Erin Barry filed for divorce two weeks ago, and a source told Examiner.com that it was likely Brent Barry who contacted Longoria to tell her about the text messages.
Rick added, “He (Brent) is going to be devastated. I can’t even imagine him going through this … the divorce was hard enough news.”
Well so much for denying the story. Eva Longoria has filed for divorce from her basketball star husband Tony Parker. TMZ first reported the story yesterday, saying Parker filed for divorce in Texas, before Longoria released a statment saying it was false.
One day later and Longoria has filed for divorce in Los Angeles. Longoria sited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. She is also seeking spousal support. Longoria makes $400,000 per episode on Desperate Housewives, but Parker signed recently signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs.
The couple signed a prenup when they were married in 2007 but amended it last year.
Do you think the cheating allegations are true?
UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that Longoria told friend and Access Hollywood host Mario Lopez that she discovered text messages on Parker’s phone. The texts were allegedly between Parker and a teammate’s wife.
Among the Spurs 12-man roster, six of the players are married: Matt Bonner, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Antonio Mcdyees and Tiago Splitter. It is not known if Alonzo Gee, whose named has surfaced in divorce rumors, is married.
While Eva Longoria and Tony Parker have denied reports they are getting a divorce, many news outlets are coming forward confirming the split and siting cheating allegations from both sides.
According to the Huffington Post, Longoria has discovered an emotional affair between Parker and a mutual female friend. Longoria has discovered hundreds of text messages exchanged by the pair.
Sources told US Weekly, “Eva is heartbroken by the betrayal…Once the trust was lost, the marriage was over.”
These are not the first cheating allegations the couple has faced, back in 2007 it was rumored that Parker had an affair with French model Alexandra Parresant.
After TMZ broke yesterday’s now recanted story, NBA sources made a connection that Longoria had cheated on Parker with his teammate and Antonio Spurs guard Alonzo Gee. The connection was made after the Spurs put Gee on waivers. While sources close to the couple have said it was just a coincidence, sports blog Terezowens.com is reporting that Gee was the other man.