New mom Eva Longoria admits getting back in shape after giving birth to her first child has been “torture.” But as she played with baby Santiago Enrique Bastón in Cannes on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the result seemed well worth the sacrifice.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Longoria, 44, had her son in June, 2018. The former Desperate Housewives star is currently in the French paradise with little Santiago and husband Jose Bastón, promoting L’Oréal makeup at the annual Cannes Film Festival.
She also celebrated her first Mother’s Day over the weekend, sharing an adorable picture of her 10-month-old on Twitter, along with a loving personal message: “My first Mother’s Day! I don’t even remember life before this little piece of love entered it.”
“Everyday is a blessing I cherish with all my heart! Thank you for choosing me stinky butt! I love you papa!”
Longoria's Cannes vacation marks a milestone in her post-labor recovery. After an intense workout routine and strict diet, the star admits she’s ready to loosen up a bit, and treat herself on her trip. Check out this Radar gallery to discover Longoria's exercise secrets, and how she is finally rewarding herself after getting back in shape.
"I’m eating air,” Longoria joked to US Weekly at her Global Gift Foundation Women Empowerment Luncheon presented by CÎROC Summer Watermelon in Beverly Hills, CA, on Thursday, May 9.
The Dora and the Lost City of Gold star has also been working out with trainer Grant Roberts.
Get ‘Er Done
On Tuesday, May 7, Longoria shared a video of herself doing a stationary squatting row that showed off her toned arms and shoulders. “Getting it in before Cannes!” she captioned the Tweet. “Thanks to @grantrobertsfit for the past 6 months of torture!”
Longoria has followed a strict diet, saying she's stayed away from temptations for six months. But the new mom is not resisting fine food and drink at Cannes!
“When I get to Cannes, I’m going to be drinking some wine,” she said before her trip. “But, no, I haven’t drunk wine. I haven’t eaten sugar. I haven’t seen a carb in awhile.”
Bring It On
“But once I get to Cannes and finish the red carpet then I’ll be indulging a lot,” she happily revealed.
Longoria notes that it was important for her to get back to her pre-baby weight for her newborn.
All For Him
"It’s honestly just being committed to a goal. I wanted to get back in shape for my son,” the actress recently confessed. “I’m exhausted. But just to stay in shape and be the healthiest me I can for him.”