After not so shocking news that Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan split up, Barnes may already have moved on. Â He was spotted having a “flirty” dinner with Eva Longoria, actress and ex-wife of Spurs star Tony Parker. Â Sheesh what a tangled web but it’s the usual for the Hollywood lifestyle. Â Read more after the jump.
Eva Longoria may have her eye on a new baller. The actress shared a flirty dinner with LA Lakers forwardÂ Matt BarnesÂ in New York.
â€œDesperate Housewivesâ€ star Longoria, who divorcedÂ San Antonio SpursÂ starÂ Tony ParkerÂ last November amid reports he shared racy texts with another woman, seemed â€œvery flirtyâ€ with Barnes as they dined with two friends at Il Mulino Thursday night.
Spies at the Greenwich Village restaurant said Longoria, whoâ€™s still datingÂ Penelope Cruzâ€™s younger brother,Â Eduardo, also dined with two of her close friends — stylistÂ Robert VerdiÂ and entrepreneurÂ Loren RidingerÂ – but seemed very focused on Barnes.
A spy in the restaurant told us: â€œThere was definitely a spark between Eva and Matt. They werenâ€™t seated next to each other, but you could tell there was something between them. There was a little hand-holding over the table and a lot of eye contact.â€
This isnâ€™t the first time Longoria has been out with Barnes. On Oct. 16, she posted a photo on Twitter of herself partying with Barnes andÂ George LopezÂ at Club Nikki in Las Vegas.
Barnes announced last Monday that he had split with his fiancÃ©e,Â Gloria Govan, the sultry star of â€œBasketball Wivesâ€ with whom he has 3-year-old twinsÂ Carter KellyÂ andÂ Isaiah Michael. The pair broke up after postponing their wedding and having their struggles well- documented by reality TV.
Barnesâ€™ statement read, â€œWe have reached the difficult decision of ending our relationship and will be going our separate ways at this time. We will work together to raise our sons and wish each other only the best.â€
But Govan told gossiponthis.com that she and Barnes could get back together. â€œWeâ€™re still friends, and weâ€™re still working things out … I think anything is possible,â€ she said.
A rep for Longoria told us, â€œEva and Matt are friends and are working together doing charity work for Evaâ€™sÂ Padres Contra El CÃ¡ncer. She was at the dinner amongst her other friends.â€