Eva Longoria reveals she was “depressed” to the point of malnutrition after splitting with her ex-husband Tony Parker in 2010.
The 38-year-old actress was married to professional basketball player Tony Parker until their divorce was finalised in 2011.
They separated in 2010 after spending three years together as man and wife.
Initially Eva was so shaken by the ordeal her physical health was adversely impacted.
“[The breakup was] the time I got the most compliments, because I was so skinny,” she revealed on American daytime TV programme The Dr. Oz Show.
“I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee."
Eva couldn’t believe the positive response she got from many people about the way she looked at the time.
The star realised later after she took blood tests with her doctor that she was actually extremely unhealthy.
"People kept saying, 'You look amazing. Divorce agrees with you. And I was like, 'I don't feel good. I have no energy.' I didn't know I was depressed. I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn't categorise myself as depressed,” she explained. "I was just depleted of every vitamin. [My doctor] said it's as if somebody took a straw and sucked everything out of your body. 'You don't have any iron and your liver's overacting'. It was like all these things were physically wrong with my body, so I had to saturate with vitamins and kind of get back on this track."
Eva regenerated her vigour by instituting a meticulous diet.
She dropped all things void of nutrition from her meals.
"I cut out all sugar,” Eva recalled.
“Anything that turns into sugar is sugar. I love a soda, I'm not a chocolate candy person, but, I like pasta in anything. For about three months, I did a really strict no sugar diet, and I had more energy than I've ever had. My palate was different. Things tasted better.”
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