Eva Longoria arrived in Tinseltown two decades ago and she's come a long way since — all the way to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Desperate Housewives alum received her Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Monday, April 16 in front of a supportive crowd consisting of her closest friends in the industry.
Longoria Gets Emotional
Longoria, 43, was moved to tears as she took the podium for her speech during the Walk of Fame ceremony. After all, she explains, the honor means even more to her as a Latina.
"It's just been a surreal journey," she tells the crowd, according to a report from Los Angeles Times. "I feel like I'm still a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had a really big dream and big hair. As a woman and as a Latina, I represent a lot of communities and I want to tell all those communities that this isn't my star, this is our star."
The actress got the 2,634th star on the Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Turns Up In Support
Ricky Martin, who gave Longoria one of her first shots in Hollywood, takes the podium to honor his longtime friend.
"Everybody knows what you've done and what you're made of and I just want to say that I'm so proud and so moved by the love that surrounds you because that's what you give," Martin says. "Wonder Woman, get out of the way, it's Eva Longoria here."
Anna Faris calls her "a force of nature" saying that the awardee is an inspiration for her success in her various pursuits.
Meanwhile, Longoria's Desperate Housewives costar Felicity Hoffman praised the actress for being kind and hopeful about the world.
"Eva has drive and ambition, but it's not to build a tower for herself, it's to build a castle for everyone," Huffman says. "The best way to light yourself up is to be close to someone who is on fire."
Some of the other Hollywood stars who turned up to support Longoria include Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Melanie Griffith, Victoria Beckham, Marc Cherry, and Mario Lopez.
Longoria Expecting A Baby
The Walk of Fame star is an amazing accomplishment, but it's not Longoria's only good news as of late.
The actress has announced that she's expecting a baby boy with her husband, media mogul José "Pepe" Antonio Bastón. The couple's son will be the actress's first child and she tells People she can't wait.
"[I'm] excited but nervous," Longoria says. "Nervous, excited, emotional."
Longoria is due to give birth in May.