Eva Longoria Says Fiance Never Saw 'Desperate Housewives' Before They Started Dating

by Jackie Willis 8:35 AM PST, January 08, 2016
Playing Eva Longoria Says Fiance Never Saw 'Desperate Housewives' Before They Started Dating

Eva Longoria was beyond excited to announce her engagement to her seven million Twitter followers -- but her new beau, media executive Jose Antonio Baston, isn't so accustomed to life in the limelight.

"He's so private and when I got engaged, I was like, 'I got to tweet this. I really got to tell people,'" the Dos Amigas star recalled on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "And he was like, 'Fine.' But then he was like, '[Use] the one with the back of my head.'"

WATCH: Eva Longoria Celebrates Engagement to Jose Antonio Baston With Glitzy Party in Dubai

The couple has been dating since November 2013, but the actress admitted that when they first met, Baston had never seen her hit show, Desperate Housewives. "[He's] like the only person in the world who hasn’t seen Desperate Housewives," Longoria quipped. "He's never known me as working. He's like, 'Oh, so you're an actress?' And I’m like, 'Yeah, I'm a pretty big deal in China. People see my show all over the world.'"

Baston did try to watch the beloved series. "People come up to me all the time and he just doesn't really get it. He's like, 'They really like you.' Then he goes like, 'I'm going to watch, I'm going to watch. Everybody talks about it, I'm gonna watch,'" she quipped. "He tries to watch and, of course, I'm, like, banging the gardener in the first season and he's like, 'I don't want to watch!'"

WATCH: Eva Longoria Makes a Beautiful Barefoot Bridesmaid

The 40-year-old actress and her husband-to-be celebrated their engagement with a lavish private party in Dubai in Decemeber. Check it out: