Eva Longoria Shares a Common New Mom Challenge: Being at Work Is ’the Most Difficult Thing’

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Eva Longoria attends the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Dog Days’ at The Atrium at Westfield Century City in Santa Monica, California on August 5, 2018. Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com

Eva Longoria was missing her 6-week-old son, Santiago, on Sunday, August 5.

“I’ve been with him 24/7 since he was born,” she told Us Weekly at the premiere of her new film Dog Days in Century City, California. “Being here at work, that’s probably the most difficult thing. Leaving him for four hours. I’m like, ‘What?!’”

Since being a mom is a full-time job, Longoria, 43, noted that she had a breast pump in her purse. “I’ll be taking a break out of the movie to go and pump,” the Desperate Housewives alum told Us. “He’s at home with his baby nurse, but, yeah, I’m going to be running back to him tonight!” 

The Overboard actress attended the event with her husband, José Baston — and praised his parenting skills. (The media mogul shares four children with his ex-wife, Natalia Esperón — Natalia, 23, Mariana, 15, and twins Sebastian and Jose, 15.) 

“He’s amazing. My husband’s been so amazing. And he’s just been — I mean, I don’t know how to do this alone,” gushed the new mom. “I’ve been so grateful that I have an amazing partner who supports me emotionally, taking the baby, helping with the baby, giving the baby a bath. I mean, you need this partnership. It takes a village.”

Though celebrities often feel added pressure to squeeze back into their pre-pregnancy jeans, Longoria explained she is silencing all that noise.

“I am very grateful and thankful for my body for making this amazing human being,”  she told Us, “So immediately putting it through the ringer to get back into shape is not a priority. Every time I breast-feed, I say ‘thank you’ to my boobs. I’m like, ‘Thank you for giving me a child! Thank you, boobs, thank you, body, for doing all of this for my son.’”

With reporting by Taylor Ferber

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