By Ryan Buxton, EnStarz | Sep 14, 2012 10:49 AM EDT
Eva Longoria has been mum about her personal life for months, but it took her best friend and "Extra" host Mario Lopez to get her to open up.
The "Desperate Housewives" star talked with Lopez on "Extra" and confirmed what rumors have reported for months: she is dating 25-year-old New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
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"You're an a--hole," Longoria joked with Lopez after he asked about her love life.
But she eventually did admit she and Sanchez are together and enjoying their relationship.
"Mark and I are, you know, fine," Longoria said. "We're just happy dating."
This isn't Longoria's first high-profile relationship with an athlete. She married San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker in July 2007, but the couple divorced in 2010. During the marriage, she was known as Eva Longoria Parker, but she returned to only two names following the split.
Sanchez has previously been rumored to be in relationships with Kate Upton, Hayden Panettiere and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
Sanchez dished to GQ in September 2011 about what he looks for in a woman.
"I can't help but want somebody that's, I don't know, athletic. Family is big. My mom has to love her. I mean, love her. Somebody who can handle all this. . . because I'm still learning," he told the magazine. "Cynically, I think, 'Okay, how is this person going to help me with a Super Bowl?'"
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