Eva Longoria: being at work away from newborn ‘probably the most difficult thing’

Eva Longoria sold the first photos of her son, Santiago with husband José “Pepe” Baston, to Hola! Magazine, the same publication she that had the exclusive photos of her wedding to. As for Santiago, aaaaaaw! he’s a little cutie and I love that he’s already mastered his “No photos right now” pose. Santiago was born on June 19th. My brother’s birthday is June 19 and he’s pretty cool so I assume Santiago will be too. Eva’s new movie, Dog Days, had its premiere the other night and both Eva and Pepe stepped out on the red carpet. This marked the first time Eva has been away from her baby boy since his birth, and it turned out to be more difficult that Eva anticipated.

Eva Longoria was missing her 6-week-old son, Santiago, on Sunday, August 5.

“I’ve been with him 24/7 since he was born,” she told Us Weekly at the premiere of her new film Dog Days in Century City, California. “Being here at work, that’s probably the most difficult thing. Leaving him for four hours. I’m like, ‘What?!’”

Since being a mom is a full-time job, Longoria, 43, noted that she had a breast pump in her purse. “I’ll be taking a break out of the movie to go and pump,” the Desperate Housewives alum told Us. “He’s at home with his baby nurse, but, yeah, I’m going to be running back to him tonight!”

The Overboard actress attended the event with her husband, José Baston — and praised his parenting skills.

“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.”

[From Us]

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard that parents struggle leaving their baby. I think the first time my husband and I went out without our kid, it was the same timeframe as Eva. I know we went to see Crash and IMDb says that opened early May. My son was born late March so it was likely somewhere in the in the six to eight week range. But that was just for a movie and the theater is almost walking distance from my house. I didn’t even have to pump like Eva did at her premiere. I never had an issue with stepping out for a few hours, I always enjoyed the break. But obviously all parents are different. I’m sure it will get easier for Eva. I like what she said about Pepe being her partner in all of this, especially the bit about his emotional support.

In case anyone wondered how Eva would be as a mom, wonder no more because her stand-in ‘doula’ is none other than Kerry Washington. And not just Kerry, Eva is surrounded by supportive women during this journey – long live Goddess Circles. Santiago is also helping his mom out as Eva said he’s a super easy baby. Eva told Us that she has enough on her plate so she’s not going to worry about getting her old figure back right away. Good. She looks amazing and should be relishing every moment.

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  1. RspbryChelly says:

    Give it a few years, she’ll be packing his bags to go to grandma’s for the weekend faster than he can say “I don’t waaannnnaaa” all the while dragging him to the car cause mama needs a break! AmIRite??? 😂 Ok ok…cute widdle biddle baby

  2. Mo' Comments Mo' Problems says:

    Kerry Washington was her stand-in doula? Whattt?! That’s wonderful that she has a group of female friends to help her out with this and friends who have kids of diff ages like Kerry and Posh, haha. Eva seems to be one of those women that can build good friendships and relationships with other women (what’s your secret?!).

    And also that baby is such a CUTIE!