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Eva Longoria was surprised by proposal

Eva Longoria was surprised by proposal

Eva Longoria insists getting engaged was a "surprise".

The 'Telenovela' actress was overjoyed when boyfriend José 'Pepe' Bastón - popped the question last month during a break in Dubai, but they haven't started planning their wedding just yet.

Quizzed on their plans for the big day, she told 'Today' host Savannah Guthrie: "We haven't even discussed it. I mean, I'm still in the glow of the engagement.

"It was such a surprise. It was in Dubai and it was in the desert. We're still absorbing that moment. I'm still applauding him for how beautiful and amazing it was, then we'll talk about the big fat Mexican wedding."

The 40-year-old actress went on to gush about her 47-year-old partner, though she then claimed she "never" talks about the businessman because he is so "private".

She said: "He's amazing, he's gorgeous and really the kindest human being I've ever met.

"He's really private, so I never talk about him!"

Eva - who was previously married to Tyler Christopher and Tony Parker and dated Eduardo Cruz and Ernesto Arguello - previously described the TV president as the first "grown-up" she has dated.

She said: "I want to yell from the highest mountaintop about everything that goes on with us because I'm so happy and excited to be with a person as kind as Pepe is.

"He is probably one of the first men I've dated that has been older and established and, basically, a grown-up.

"It is so nice to be arm-in-arm with someone who is your equal."