Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria got her Hollywood Walk of Fame star as her celeb friends cheered her on
The 43-year-old is pregnant with her first child from her third husband Jose Antonio Baston.But that did not stop her from celebrating with friends who turned up in her support
Eva Longoria was immensely proud and emotional on Monday as the actress got her Hollywood Walk of Fame star 20 years after she landed in the industry. A huge turnout of friends and family came out to support the star on her big day.
The 43-year-old, who is pregnant with her first child from her third husband Jose Antonio Baston, celebrated a special career milestone in an emotional acceptance speech.
"It’s just been a surreal journey,” she said through tears. “I meant it when I said, 20 years ago, standing almost at this spot saying, ‘I'm gonna have a star one day,’ and then, for it to happen, was really surreal.’
“And then, of course, Felicity's speech and Ricky, and Anna … it's just overwhelming,” she added, wiping away tears. “[I’m] overwhelmed.”
“I feel like I’m still a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had a really big dream and big hair”, Longoria said, to chuckles from the crowd. “As a woman and as a Latina, I represent a lot of communities, and I want to tell all those communities that this isn’t my star, this is our star.”
The ceremony was attended by Longoria’s family and friends, including actresses Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Anna Faris, and Melanie Griffith, designer Victoria Beckham, producer Marc Cherry, musician Ricky Martin and TV host Mario Lopez.
And while Longoria was emotional through the ceremony, her friends gave inspiring speeches in her honor, which were a joy to hear.
“You’re an inspiration as a woman, businesswoman. You are an incredible actor. You are a ferocious chef. You’re a brilliant producer, generous philanthropist, and anything you set your mind to, you accomplish. For someone as young as I am,” Faris quipped, “it’s wonderful to see. I really look up to you.”
“Everybody knows what you’ve done and what you’re made of and I just want to say that I’m so proud and so moved by the love that surrounds you because that’s what you give. It’s not what happens in front of the camera, it’s what she does when the camera’s turned off,” Martin said. “Wonder Woman, get out of the way, it’s Eva Longoria here,” he added.
For those who could not attend the ceremony, they showered the actress with congratulatory messages of their own on social media.
"I wish I could be there cheering you on!!! There in spirit! So so so proud," Gina Rodriguez shared in the Instagram comments section. Eiza González added, "Get it girl. You are a pioneer and you deserve the world."