Since news of Tony Parker and Eva Longoria's divorce lit up headlines Wednesday, speculation about the collapse of their union has exploded, fueled by rumors that Parker's alleged infidelity may have played a part.
On Thursday (November 18), the San Antonio Spurs player released a statement addressing one rumor: that he didn't know Longoria was going to legally end their marriage.
"Eva and I have been discussing our situation privately," he said in a statement issued by his rep to People. "I was aware that she would be filing for divorce in Los Angeles."
Parker also maintained that he had not lawyered up or filed any documents of his own.
"I did not file for divorce in Texas and did not hire divorce attorneys in either Texas or California," he says. "We plan to continue to keep our discussions of this matter private."
Longoria and Parker split after seven years together amid whispers that the athlete had been unfaithful. A source told TMZ that the actress is "devastated."
Despite his personal turmoil, Parker addressed the media before heading out onto the court Wednesday night.
"This is a difficult time right now for me and Eva," he told reporters before the Spurs' game against the Chicago Bulls, according to San Antonio news station KENS 5. "Everything else is our private life."
Parker also added, "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."