Eva Longoria, Eduardo Cruz Split

Celebrity News Mar. 8, 2012 AT 3:11PM
Eva Longoria, Eduardo Cruz Split Credit: Fame Pictures

Finale time for Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz.

After a year together, the Desperate Housewives actress, 36, and the singer (younger brother to Penelope Cruz), have called it quits, a source close to the couple confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.

The pair split within the last couple days, with Cruz returning to his native Madrid, Spain.

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"It was a mutual decision," the source explains to Us. "They are staying friends."

And Longoria has just the thing to keep her distracted, the source adds. "She's focusing on work and the end of Desperate Housewives." Still, it appears she will be spending her 37th birthday, March 15, single.

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After being introduced at a party by his sister Penelope, sexy singer Eduardo first stepped out with Longoria in February of last year on a yacht in Florida. Indeed, he became an enduring rebound romance for Longoria -- whose painful late 2010 divorce from Tony Parker dominated headlines.

(Longoria was compelled to split from the San Antonio Spurs player after she discovered hundreds of inappropriate texts between him and another woman, their close pal Erin Barry.)

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And Longoria was clearly smitten with her new man when he helped her celebrate her 36th birthday last March. "Everything in my life is great!" she told Us at the time. The couple made frequent PDA-packed appearances at A-list parties in L.A., Miami and elsewhere.

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Still, after attending Kim Kardashian's ill-fated August 2011 wedding, Longoria admitted she wasn't sold on remarrying. "I don't know," she said. "Ask a woman after divorce if she's gonna get married, you won't get an honest answer."

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