The Desperate Housewives star says, "I didn't want to come back to work so soon"

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated August 23, 2007 12:30 PM

The Turks and Caicos were romantic, but new bride Eva Longoria says, “I wanted a longer honeymoon.”

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on the set of Desperate Housewives, the actress says, “I didn’t want to come back to work so soon.”

After marrying NBA star Tony Parker, 25, in a civil ceremony in Paris July 6, followed the next day by a lavish church wedding, Longoria, 32, and her new husband jetted off to the Caribbean islands for a low-key – and brief – honeymoon.

And now that both of them are back to work – she with her show in L.A., and he with his team in San Antonio, Texas – the newlyweds have a rule in which two weeks may not pass without seeing each other, no matter where they are in the world.

“Tony and I make each other a priority, so we travel a lot,” says Longoria. “He was off for two days, and he flew home from Paris to see me and then flew back. I’ve done that many a time. I went for dinner to Geneva, because I was off for one day. I flew to Geneva, had dinner with him and flew back. We just can’t stand to be apart.”