Eva Longoria is bumping along nicely! The former Desperate Housewives star has shared the first photo of her growing baby bump, just a couple of weeks after she confirmed the pregnancy. Taking to Instagram on New Year's Day, she was seen cradling her tummy, dressed in a pair of checked pyjamas. "New year, new adventures! I'm so grateful to my beautiful family for giving this new baby so much love already! #HappyNewYear #2018," Eva wrote.
The actress, 42, and her husband Jose 'Pepe' Bastón, 49, are expecting their first child; Jose is already a dad to José, Tali and Mariana, his children with ex-wife Natalia Esperón. HELLO!'s sister publication HOLA! confirmed that Eva and her husband will welcome their bundle of joy in spring. It comes just a year and a half after they married in Mexico in a wedding featured by HELLO! magazine.
The couple have been surrounded by pregnancy rumours ever since they tied the knot. Back in April, Eva had to deny that she was expecting her first child. She told her followers: "So, I saw some pictures of myself. Really fat, on a boat. I have to tell you all I did was eat cheese. I ate cheese!" Alongside an image of herself in a bikini, she added: "Everybody's saying I'm pregnant and I'm not. I was just lactose intolerant apparently. Today no belly... I just had to share, because my whole family's calling me, asking me if I'm pregnant. Yes, I looked pregnant. But that was just a ball of cheese. Ball of cheese in my stomach."
Last year, however, the actress did reveal that becoming a mother would be a "blessing". She told Ocean Drive: "It if happens, it happens - if it's meant to be it would be a blessing." The Hollywood beauty also opened up about former relationships, and how she "wouldn't change" any of her past experiences. She said: "I think every relationship is a path to where you are today. Every wrong turn led you to the spot where you are, so it wasn't necessarily the wrong turn at the time. I wouldn't change anything – never."