Eva Longoria Dating 'Ready for Love' Contestant

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Looks like the one person who found love on Eva Longoria's cancelled reality show Ready for Love is the Desperate Housewives star herself!

Longoria, 38, has confirmed that she's dating Miami-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Ernesto Arguello, 34, whom she met last year when he was cast in Ready for Love, which she produced.

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But despite the rumors that the two have been an item for months, she insists that it wasn't until recently that their relationship turned romantic.

"I guess we have the press to thank for pushing us to see something we didn't see!" she tells People. "I think that's why our relationship is so special – we truly started as friends."

And it seems the relationship is getting serious.

The couple recently returned from a trip to Nicaragua, where she was introduced to his entire family. 

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"Eva and Ernesto are a perfect match," a source tells People. "They both speak Spanish, have the same religion and the same cultural background. Their friendship and their similar philanthropic interests laid the foundation for their new romance. They're very much in love."