Eva Longoria, 37, confirmed to television show Extra
yesterday that she is dating New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez , who is 12 years her junior at age 25.
The Desperate Housewives
star told host and good friend Mario Lopez the news, after he questioned her.
She joked: "You're an a**hole. No, Mark and I are, you know, fine. We're happy just dating."
Eva split from Eduardo Cruz - whose sister is actress Penélope Cruz - in June and their romance was revealed in February 2011.
She finalized her divorce from Tony Parker in January 2011 after he was caught cheating.
Mark has been previously linked to actress Hayden Panettiere and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
He was most recently rumored to be dating Victoria's Secret model
He told GQ
magazine in September 2011: "I can't help but want somebody that's, I don't know, athletic. Family is big. My mom has to love her. I mean, love her. Somebody who can handle all this. . . because I'm still learning.
"Cynically, I think, 'Okay, how is this person going to help me with a Super Bowl?'"