As rumors run rampant about Tony Parker’s alleged infidelity being the catalyst for Eva Longoria’s divorce filing , the basketball star spoke out late Wednesday.
“This is a difficult time right now for me and Eva,” he told reporters before Spurs’ game against the Chicago Bulls, according to San Antonio news station KENS 5. “Everything else is our private life.”
Parker wouldn’t comment on allegations that he cheated on Longoria. “That’s my private life,” he said. “I’m getting great support from teammates and coaches. Right now, I just want to concentrate 100 percent on winning basketball games with the Spurs.”
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich also spoke about the matter on behalf of the team to the press. “This is a difficult situation for everyone, obviously. Eva and Tony are somebody we love and care about,” he said. “We wish them the best as they go through this.”
Longoria has also been getting some public support. Her friend Mario Lopez spoke on behalf of the actress to “Extra.” “Eva wants everyone to know she’s devastated by the rumors of Tony’s infidelity. She loved her husband and is heartbroken about their split,” he said. “But she’s strong.”
As news broke of their split Parker and Longoria released nearly identical statements about the divorce. Her statement reads: “It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Tony and I have decided to divorce. We love each other deeply and pray for each other’s happiness.”