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Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria
President Barack Obama stands on stage with daughters Sasha and Malia after his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama waves to supporters after his victory speech at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden embrace on stage with family after his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia after his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia after his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama applauds supporters after his victory speech at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 07: South Koreans attends a U.S. Predential Election watch event on November 7, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans and Americans have been paying close attention to the U.S. presidential race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. According to network projections incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won a second term. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 07: A South Korean woman cleans up the room after the U.S. Predential election watch event on November 7, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans and Americans have been paying close attention to the U.S. presidential race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. According to network projections incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won a second term. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama waves as he walk on the stage with his daughter Malia at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
President Barack Obama speaks at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, wife, Ann Romney, wave to the crowd while walking off of the stage after conceding the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: A woman reacts to a speech by Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, while he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Spectators react to a speech by Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, while he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Spectators hug amidst the crowd before Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), daughter, Liza Ryan, and wife, Janna Ryan embrace each other after Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia to deliver his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney greets Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on stage while his wife, Ann Romney, and Janna Ryan hug after conceding the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia to deliver his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney greets Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on stage while his wife, Ann Romney, and Janna Ryan hug after conceding the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, speaks at the podium as he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, speaks at the podium as he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: Supporters cheer as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech after being reelected for a second term at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, wife, Ann Romney, Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), wife, Janna Ryan, and their families greet each other on stage after conceding the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden embrace on stage after r his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 06: Spectators react to President Obama's projected re-election displayed on large televisions during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Voters went to polls in the heavily contested presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Romney supporters Cecilia Aldana (L) and Julie Hereford react as a state is called for the Republican nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Voters went to polls in the heavily contested presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Romney supporter Merav Bader reacts as a state is called for President Barack Obama at an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Voters went to polls in the heavily contested presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Jessica Clark celebrates with others in Times Square on November 6, 2012 in New York City. Clark said she voted for the first time in Tuesday's election. According to network projections incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won a second term. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Jessica Clark, (C), 18, watches election results in Times Square before television networks called the election on November 6, 2012 in New York City. She said she voted for the first time in Tuesday's election. According to network projections incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won a second term. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Supporters of Republician presidential candidate, former Massachuetts Gov. Mitt Romney Heidi Bischoff (L) and Paul Cimolini react after hearing that President Barack Obama was declared the winner at an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After nearly two years of presidential campaigning, U.S. citizens went to the polls today and reelected President Obama over Romney. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Supporter of Republician presidential candidate, former Massachuetts Gov. Mitt Romney Christi Foster crosses her fingers as she watches the election returns at an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Voters went to polls in the heavily contested presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: A spectator sits on a bench on his Apple iPhone while waiting for Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, to concede his presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Supporters of President Barack Obama celebrate at Grand Park after television networks call the election in favor of President Barack Obama on November 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Voters went to polls in the heavily contested presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Supporters of President Barack Obama celebrate at Grand Park after television networks call the election in favor of President Barack Obama on November 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Voters went to polls in the heavily contested presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer as they wait for Obama to appear on stage at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer as they wait for Obama to appear on stage for his victory speech at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney greets supporters as he concedes the presidency during his campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, waves to the crowd while speaking at the podium as he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Eva Longoria is among the stars to tweet her delight that Barack Obama has been re-elected as President of the United States.

The former Desperate Housewives actress has been vocal about her support for the democratic politician, who swept to victory against republican Mitt Romney yesterday.

Eva posted a picture of herself cheering with her arms aloft as she heard Obama would return for a second term as president.

"We did it!!! Obama re-elected!!!!! Yes!! Yes We Can! Barack Obama re-elected as 44th President of the USA!!!! Go @BarackObama," she wrote.

"Me and my friends celebrating! I'm on tears! Moving the country forward!!! Obama!!! (sic)."

Many other stars used the social networking site to back Obama. Among them was Olivia Wilde, who could barely contain her excitement.

"AMERICA! You have spoken! Women! You have been heard! Young people! You proved them wrong! Tireless Obama volunteers! I THANK YOU! (sic)," she wrote.

Jessica Alba and Demi Lovato also backed the newly-elected president, with Kelly Osboune showing her support in her own inimitable style.

"Thank God #Obama2012 has victoriously won I feel Safer now there hopefully wont be a world war III & gays can finally get married! #victory (sic()," she wrote.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles have been open about their admiration for the president, helping raise fund for his campaign.

Beyoncé chose last night to join Instagram, posting a picture of herself in a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase 'Texans for Obama' on the photograph sharing website.

Katy Perry, Ricky Martin, Elizabeth Banks, Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock and Jennifer Hudson also posted messages of excitement on Twitter.

Lady Gaga could barely contain herself after hearing Obama had been re-elected.

"I JUST GOT OFF STAGE IN COLUMBIA!! CONGRATULATIONS MR. PRESIDENT," she wrote. "We are so proud to be American tonight! YES!!! YES! YES!! We just couldn't be happier my goodness, the joy when freedom prevails (sic)."

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