The divorce of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker is quickly spiralling into a soap opera in the style of Tiger Woods and Ashley Cole.
A 19-year-old British woman has come forward claiming she was pestered with several texts from the Desperate Housewives star’s husband, including a half naked picture of the basketballer, 28.
Sophia Egeler, of Brighton, has accused Parker of relentlessly pursuing her after they met at the Ultimate Fighting show at the O2 Arena in London.
Miss Egeler, who was at the event with Arsenal player Bacary Sagna, says: ‘From the minute he met me he was trying it on. I had no idea he was Eva Longoria’s husband.
‘He would not take no for an answer and was telling me how much he liked me.’
The pretty blonde told The Sun that she partied with the San Antonia Spurs star in the VIP area of Whisky Mist nightclub.
‘I decided at 1am I wanted to leave but Parker followed me into the street,’ she told the newspaper. ‘He begged me to come back to a house he claimed was his. I said no.’
TMZ quotes the papers as stating: ‘The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities between Petitioner and Respondent that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationships and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.’
Longoria, 35, filed for divorce from 28-year-old Parker on Tuesday at Los Angeles Superior Court.
Surprisingly, Parker’s move came a day after he broke his silence to reveal he wasn’t surprised by his wife’s decision to file for divorce.
‘Eva and I have been discussing our situation privately,’ he said in a statement.
‘I was aware that she would be filing for divorce in Los Angeles.’
Confusingly, he then added: ‘I did not file for divorce in Texas and did not hire divorce attorneys in either Texas or California.
‘We plan to continue to keep our discussions of this matter private.’
But it is thought the divorce papers were filed after he made the statement.
Reports claim Desperate Housewives star Longoria called time on her marriage after discovering ‘hundreds of texts’ from another woman on her husband’s phone.
U.S. blogs have reported that the ‘other woman’ is Erin Barry – the estranged wife of Parker’s former San Antonio Spurs teammate Brent Barry.
According to reports, Parker is also being represented by Ricard Orsinger – the same lawyer who is representing Barry in his divorce from his wife Erin.
And although Longoria and Parker signed a pre-nuptial agreement before their 2007 wedding, the San Antonio Spurs star apparently makes no mention of it in his divorce petition.