Eva Longoria Gets Candid About Being a Working Mother: Being at Work Is ‘the Most Difficult Thing’
Eva Longoria, 43, attended the premiere of her new flick Dog Days on Sunday, August 5 in Century City, California. With her hubby Jose Baston, 50, by her side for the event, the new mother was radiant wearing an ivory dress but the actress admitted she was missing her new main squeeze, her 6-week old son Santiago.
The Desperate Housewives alum admitted, “I’ve been with him 24/7 since he was born.Being here at work, that’s probably the most difficult thing. Leaving him for four hours. I’m like, ‘What?!’"
Even though the actress was at a work event doesn’t mean she was off mom duty. Eva revealed she’s still on the clock, “I’ll be taking a break out of the movie to go and pump. He’s at home with his baby nurse, but, yeah, I’m going to be running back to him tonight!"
Longoria gave praise to her hubby Jose’s daddy skills. Baston has been around the block once or twice when it comes to babies, he is already a father to his four kids Natalia, 23, Mariana, 15, and twins Sebastian and Jose, 15 who he shares with his ex-wife Natalia Esperon.
He’s amazing. My husband’s been so amazing. And he’s just been — I mean, I don’t know how to do this alone," gushed the new mom. “I’ve been so grateful that I have an amazing partner who supports me emotionally, taking the baby, helping with the baby, giving the baby a bath. I mean, you need this partnership. It takes a village."
Don’t expect Longoria to give in to the pressure of Hollywood’s unrealistic expectations to bounce back so shortly after giving birth. The actress is being kind to herself and is realistic about what her body still needs to do for her newborn son.
“I am very grateful and thankful for my body for making this amazing human being. So immediately putting it through the ringer to get back into shape is not a priority. Every time I breastfeed, I say ‘thank you’ to my boobs. I’m like, ‘Thank you for giving me a child! Thank you, boobs, thank you, body, for doing all of this for my son.’"