Eva Longoria files for divorce from Tony Parker

Less than four years after a storybook wedding in Paris, Eva

Longoria filed court papers Wednesday to divorce basketball star

Tony Parker, citing irreconcilable differences.

Parker, a three-time NBA All-Star with the San Antonio Spurs,

made no hint as to what caused the split between him and the star

of TV’s ”Desperate Housewives” during a brief meeting with a

throng of reporters outside his team’s locker room about an hour

before a game.

”It’s a difficult time right now for me and Eva,” Parker said.

”We got a joint statement and everything else is our private


Asked about speculation that Parker might have been involved

with the wife of a former Spurs teammate, Parker replied: ”That’s

my private life.”

Parker spoke to the media for less than a minute before a team

official ended the interview.

Longoria and Parker were married in a civil ceremony in France

on July 6, 2007. The next day, a priest married them in a church

across from the Louvre Museum, followed by an exclusive bash at a

storied French chateau.

As a member of the Spurs, Parker has won three NBA championships

in recent years. Longoria often had a courtside seat at his


Each posted a statement on their Twitter accounts addressing the

divorce. ”We love each other deeply and pray for each other’s

happiness,” it said.

They have no children together. Longoria has one previous


In her legal filing, she requested that her name be restored to

Eva Jacqueline Longoria. She had taken Parker’s name when they


The filing also stated the couple had a prenuptial agreement but

no details were provided.

Longoria asked the court to require each side pay its own

attorney fees. She also wants to receive spousal support from

Parker but not pay any to him.

Longoria’s spokeswoman, Liza Anderson, said the actress had no

further comment.

Longoria, 35, did not indicate in the court filings when the

couple broke up.

Parker, 28, signed a multiyear extension with the Spurs two

weeks ago. At the time, the French point guard insisted that he and

Longoria wanted to remain in San Antonio.

”I’ve gotten great support from my teammates and my coaches,”

Parker said. ”And I’ll focus 100 percent on the Spurs and try to

win basketball games.”

Associated Press Writer Paul J. Weber in San Antonio contributed

to this report.