Longoria ‘would Never’ Use Marriage Trouble To Promote Cookbook

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April 5, 2011 | 2:35pm EST

Actress-turned-culinary star Eva Longoria has blasted allegations she’s using her marriage failure to boost publicity for her new cookbook, insisting she’s only fielding questions about her private life out of politeness.
The Desperate Housewives beauty split from basketball star Tony Parker last year and their divorce was finalized in January.

She’s currently promoting Eva’s Kitchen, a collection of her favorite recipes, and she’s taken issue with critics who’ve accused her of capitalising on her recent personal problems.

Speaking on talk show The View on Tuesday, she says, “I’m on this cookbook press tour so I’ve been doing a lot of press. I’m not on the ‘let’s talk about life after Tony’ tour, and so everytime someone asks me how I’m doing, I say, ‘I’m fine, I’m fine’, and the headline’s ‘Eva announces she’s fine!’.

“I’m like, I didn’t announce it, somebody asked, I’m actually talking about my cookbook! I would never in my life use my pain to sell something and I think it’s very personal.”

But Longoria is adamant she will not ban reporters from asking about her past, adding, “I don’t mind at all.”

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