Actress Eva Longoria announced her engagement to media mogul Jose Antonio Baston on Sunday in a Twitter post.
Longoria, 40, who was previously married to NBA star Tony Parker and actor Tyler Christopher, has been dating the 47-year-old Baston for three years.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Baston Proposed to Longoria During a Trip to Dubai
Jose Antonio Baston proposed to Longoria on Saturday during a trip to Dubai. She posted a photo Sunday with Baston, featuring her engagement ring, and said, “Ummmm so this happened….#Engaged #Dubai #Happiness.”
Longoria and Baston were in Dubai for the Global Gift Foundation gala, according to Entertainment Tonight.
2. They Have Been Dating Since 2013
Longoria and Baston first revealed they were dating in 2013.
“They have been seeing each other for a few weeks,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “He’s super sweet to her and a complete gentleman.”
Longoria divorced Tony Parker in 2011, and has said she didn’t expect to get married again. She told E! Online in 2013, “I’ve been married twice. Been there, done that!”
But Longoria has recently expressed her happiness with her relationship.
“You know, in general I’m attracted to humor and intellect in a man,” she told Parade magazine. “Let me tell you, I’m very lucky in my life.”
3. Baston Is the President of Latin America’s Largest Media Company
Baston, whose nickname is “Pepe,” is the president of television and content for Grupo Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America, according to Bloomberg Business.
He has held that position since 2009. He has previously been the vice president of television, vice president of operations and general director of programming at Televisa.
Baston has worked at Televisa since 1989.
4. Longoria Says She Has to Step Up Her Style to Match Her Beau
Longoria has previously praised Baston’s sense of style, and said she has to step up to match him.
“He’s a good dresser,” Longoria told Ellen DeGeneres in 2014. “I always have to step it up. It’s exhausting.”
She told DeGeneres that Baston is “uber private.”
5. She Says They Make Their Relationship Work Despite Their Busy Lives
Longoria recently told Extra that she and Baston make their long-distance relationship work despite their busy lives.
“You know what? Pepe and I have both have very big lives, very busy lives, so the time we spend together is super quality,” she told the TV show.
Her friend, Ana Ortiz, told People that she has never seen Longoria happier.
“They’re a gorgeous couple,” Ortiz told the magazine in September 2015. “I am so thrilled that she has someone who is not intimidated by her and who is not afraid by her power, her beauty, her friendship and her drive. He’s just as driven and he’s so supportive.”
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