Initial reports that celeb couple Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are headed for divorce have turned out to be a false alarm.
Gossip site TMZ first reported on Tuesday (November 16) that San Antonio Spurs player Parker filed for divorce at a Texas courthouse Monday. The site claimed two clerks at the Bexar County Courthouse confirmed papers were filed and sealed by a family law judge. But about an hour later, TMZ took down the story and replaced it with a statement from Longoria's rep saying that no such case had been filed and that Parker does not have a divorce lawyer.
Longoria's rep also confirmed to MTV News that Parker has not filed for divorce.
TMZ now reports that a different clerk at the Texas courthouse claims she is in charge of sealed cases and that no such case crossed her desk.
Longoria, 35, and Parker, 28, met in November 2004 and were engaged in November 2006. They exchanged vows during a small civil service and again, a day later, on July 7, 2007, at Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte, a 17th-century castle on the outskirts of Paris.
Even in light of a spate of celebrity splits, the news of Parker and Longoria's split was surprising as the couple is frequently photographed cuddling and generally appearing happy together. Just last month, Longoria stopped by the "Ellen" show, where she told host Ellen DeGeneres that Parker surprises her every year for their anniversary and that this year he took her to Croatia. Mid-story, Longoria seemed to sense that DeGeneres might be planning one of her signature "scares," and when the actress turned around, Parker was standing on set. He ran out and gave her a hug and kiss in front of the audience.
No word on how or why the rumor surfaced, but if the couple's public interactions are any indication, the report seemed to come from nowhere.