Eva Longoria is Latina Magazine's December 2016/January 2017 Cover Star!

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With a handsome new marido, her own fashion line, and bigger #Boss Roles in Hollywood, politics, and the community, the gorgeous 41-year-old Tejana is happier than ever. We chatted with the powerhouse about how, and why, she does it. 

We caught up with the effortlessly beautiful (and endlessly youthful) Eva Longoria as she was getting ready to fly to Poland for a pop-up shop for her eponymous clothing line. She looked super comfy and jet-set chic in a flowy gray tunic sweater, black jeans, black trench, smart fedora, and mirrored aviators covering her chiseled features. Eva’s loose-fitting outfit prompted the paparazzi to question for the thousandth time whether she was pregnant. This rumor has been floating about since she married Televisa president José “Pepe” Bastón, 48, this past May at a sunset ceremony in Valle de Bravo, a posh weekend retreat for D.F. elite, surrounded by family and good friends like Victoria and David Beckham, Ricky Martin, and Mario Lopez. We addressed the baby rumors straight on—in bold Gaby Solis–style—as we began the interview.

Are you and Pepe planning on having kids? Is it on the horizon?

If it is on the horizon for us, then great, but we are just enjoying each other now.

Okay, Let’s talk about Pepe.

I mean, I could talk about him for hours. [Laughs]

You’ve said you loved that he was a grown-up. Do you think your relationship works because you’re now a grown-up, too?

Yes, he’s an adult! And timing was everything! He was in a good place in his life, and I was in a good place in my life. I feel like I’m the luckiest human being in the world, and he feels that he’s the luckiest, and that’s a beautiful thing. We have so much respect for each other’s dreams and ambitions, for our families and our life goals together. I never felt I was partnered with an equal until I met him.

We’ve heard that he’s an amazing fashionista.

Oh yeah. He cares more about fashion than I do. [Laughs] He’s super stylish. All my friends call him “Mr. Fancy Pants.” He’s so handsome and such a classy dresser. He’s from Mexico, and you’re more tex-mex. 

Can you tell the difference?

For sure! When I’m in Mexico, I’m the gringa that’s visiting! But seriously, I love this cultural journey that I’m on. For me, it’s been this amazing reconnection with the roots inside of me, inside of my heart.

How do you handle shuttling between Los Angeles and Mexico City?

We live like three days here, then three days there; one week here, one week there. It’s our normal. I’ve always had this life. I have a very big life. I love traveling. I love planes. I love my family. I love my husband. I want to do it all! Some people are like, “Oh my goodness, you took a three-hour flight. You poor thing!” And I’m like, “It’s three hours! I’ve gone to Australia for eight hours and come right back. It’s not that hard.”

And your Spanish has improved!

Yeah, I would say I’m 80 percent fluent. I studied in Spain, and now I speak more because of my husband. I do interviews and speak at charities in Spanish. But sometimes I’m like, “Please don’t make me speak about the economy!” I did not grow up speaking Spanish in Texas, and learning it later in life was a gift. Living in Mexico with my husband has really made me feel closer to my heritage. Mexico has been a gift to me—it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Pepe has three kids; how’s being a stepmom? Is it fun? Challenging?

It’s great! But that’s one thing I won’t talk about, because we don’t want to involve the kids. fair enough. 

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