The honeymoon may be over, but the memories lovingly linger for Eva Longoria.
Asked to describe her post-wedding celebratory trip with new husband Tony Parker, the Desperate Housewives star, 32, tells PEOPLE: “It was so romantic, it was just the two of us. We were completely alone together. We didn’t see people for days with the exception of room service bringing us food.”
Longoria, who returned to work on her series Monday, added, “It was great to be completely, 100-percent alone.”
She and NBA star Parker, 25, were married in a civil ceremony in Paris July 6, followed the next day by a lavish church wedding. Then it was off for a low-key honeymoon on the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.
Longoria said she and Parker are now making an effort to spend lots of time together. On Monday and Tuesday, the new groom was with her on the Housewives set.
“Tony’s been great,” says Longoria. “He’s been coming to the set with me since we returned to Los Angeles – just like during the season when I was going to the Spurs games. With [his] season over, he’s hanging out on the set with me. It’s a lot of fun. ”
As for Parker, he has discovered there’s at least one element to married life that requires some getting used to: his wedding band.
“It’s weird, it’s weird,” he told the Associated Press Tuesday night. “I don’t wear rings. … The only ring that I was wearing is our championship rings, but you only wear that maybe two times, three times maybe. So I have to get used to it.”
He also noted, “A lot of my teammates told me they lost it like five or six times. So I’m going to try to lose it only one or two times.”
And yes, he’s learning to adjust to having a wife who stars on one of the most popular shows on TV.
“It’s not like Brad Pitt, or Britney Spears. It’s not that bad,” Parker says of the paparazzi attention he and Longoria are receiving. “It’s more for Eva, it’s not me. I’m just there holding hands, they take pictures. It’s her world.”
• Reporting by BRYAN ALEXANDER