Eva's New Look: All About Being One of the "Housewives"

07/16/2008 at 05:00 AM ET


The new hair cut, the slightly fuller figure. Eva Longoria Parker is citing her Desperate Housewives character needs as the reason for her new look. According to her personal rep, Eva is reflecting a change in her on-screen character Gabrielle — who goes from her usual sex kitten to an over-worked housewife with kids in season five. “She’s making herself look like that as her character has let herself go. Gabrielle has gained weight and cut her hair,” Liza Anderson tells PEOPLE of Longoria Parker’s character. “She’s a worn out mother with two kids.” Longoria Parker was pictured on a European vacation — notably on a yacht off the coast of Italty — looking minutely larger than normal, prompting the usual rounds of pregnancy rumors. Anderson chalked this slight gain to Gabrielle’s woes. “And even that was not enough. She’s also wearing butt pads and a stomach pad to play the part.” And did Longoria Parker enjoy the method-eating? “This is a lot of fun,” says Anderson, “but as an actress.”

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amy on

Why does everyone assume that if you have short hair as a woman it’s not sexy? I had long hair until I was in my 20ties chopped it off and have had it short for the past 10 years. I get told ALL THE time how great it looks on me and how sexy it is. Sexy is standing out and being different…not looking like a cookie cutter of everyother starlet out there! GO EVA with your bad self!

Donna on

she is “letting herself go” because her character now has two kids? how insulting. I have three kids, two teenagers and a 2 yr old and I know I dont just let myself go. I knew there was a reason I didnt watch this show

Cassidy on

Slightly fuller figure? She’s skin and bones! I would kill for a figure like that.

What? on

OMG, what is wrong with this country?
She looks amazing! She actually looks healthy now and very beautiful. Why is it that in order to be sexy (according to society) your collar bone and ribs need to be showing. Curves are sexy!

Richard Bellamy on

I will be your fan not matter how you look!
You Rock! Keep up the great work

Joy Marie on

OMG! why do people think that mothers can’t look AMAZING! that is a complete SLAP in the face…. the reasoning for her being NORMAL and EATING… and go get extensions because you look to OLD!!! now husband may really get TWO SEx KIttens!

Gen on

She still looks good, but I don’t like the hair.

Tina on

what happened hereee ?? omg i like evas hair way better before when it was long… and she should have worn some stomach pads cuz she looks kinda big in that dress.. i still luv her tho..

Gen on

I am a mother of 2 and I have to say that I take care of my self, and I do look good. Just because you are a mother doesn’t mean we all look tired and worn out. I work full time and have a full time job of taking care of my family, and I don’t look the way they are trying to portray.

Tina on

Yeah,right! She’s probably pregnant in real life but, of course, it’s too soon to tell people. She just got married and she’s older than her husband, so I don’t believe she would put on weight just for the tv show. We’ll see.

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