Eva Longoria slams Matt Barnes dating rumour

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2011, 15:01 PM IST

Washington: Eva Longoria has shot down reports suggesting that she has found another basketball lover - LA Lakers forward Matt Barnes.

On Sunday, the New York Post speculated that Longoria, who divorced San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker in late 2010, was getting romantic with Barnes.

The paper said that the Desperate Housewives actress, 36, seemed “very flirty” and had “a spark” with Barnes, 31, during a Thursday dinner in NYC with two pals.

Although the item included a statement from Longoria’s rep that the pair were just “friends,” Longoria didn’t appreciate the speculation. “First Jessica Simpson, now this,” US Magazine quoted Longoria as writing on her WhoSay page.

“Once again, press gets it wrong, Matt barnes and I are not dating!” she said. “We are doing a charity event together for Padres and Athletes vs Cancer,” she added. Longoria, 36, is currently dating Eduardo Cruz, a singer and the younger brother of Penelope Cruz.

ANI