Who is Erin Barry?
As reported yesterday, sources confirmed to Us Weekly that Barry, 38, is the married woman who swapped inappropriate text messages with Tony Parker for over a year — leading Eva Longoria Parker to file for divorce on Wednesday.
In a gushy 2006 San Antonio Woman mag profile (unearthed by the New York Post), Barry, now 38, gushed about domestic bliss with Brent Barry, then a teammate of Tony Parker on the San Antonio Spurs. (Brent Barry filed for divorce from Erin Oct. 29.)
"We've been so blessed to have such good lives," Erin said in the interview, identifying herself as a housewife and mom.
Speaking about her charitable pursuits, she added: "To sit in your nice home and have your nice job and ignore the suffering that's going on around you . . . you can't enjoy the things you have if you don't help those that are less fortunate . . . For me to be able to use the blessings that I have . . . it really feels good."
She and Brent fell in love at age 16; she attended an all-girls Catholic school, he an all-boys academy across the street. Their first date: watching National's Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. They wed in 1998, and have have two sons aged 4 and 9.
Erin herself was born to a single teenage mom and then adopted by a couple.
Meanwhile, Tony Parker cleared something up on Thursday — explaining that he wasn't blindsided when Eva, 35, filed for divorce on Wednesday.
"Eva and Tony have been discussing their situation privately," a rep for Tony, 28, told UsMagazine.com in a statement. "He plans to continue to keep their discussions of this matter private."
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