Eva Longoria talks on meeting Ricky Martin as a teenager
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Eva Longoria recalls meeting Ricky Martin when she was a starry-eyed 14-year-old

The pair have been longtime friends

Eva Longoria and Ricky Martin have a wonderful friendship, but there’s a possibility that it could have started when they were teens. The Grand Hotel actress and the Livin’ La Vida Loca singer recently opened up about their first encounter that took place when Eva was just a teen. “I met Ricky when I was 14,” she told Extra TV. “I stood in line for a Menudo autograph. He had long curly hair and I have a picture of us when we were 14. Of course, he doesn’t remember that.”

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Eva Longoria recalls meeting Ricky Martin for the first time when she was 14

Ricky, who was a famous pop star at the time, recalled the moment that he met the actress and fellow philanthropist years later. “We met in Miami at the Movie Awards,” he shared. “I guess that’s where it all began. I’ve always had mad respect for her.”

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On top of saving the world and working on their various endeavors, it’s their love of being at home that keeps them tight. “I’m a couch potato,” Ricky shared as Eva agreed. “But this is the busiest woman. But we love what we do. When we’re not, we just go home and relax.”

Throughout their friendship, the pair have shared many special moments. In 2016, Ricky and Victoria Beckham were the two A-list stars who got a little too tuned up during Eva’s wedding to José Bastón.

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The pair have bonded over their love of helping others

Eva hasn’t been shy about her crush for the 47-year-old singer. In another interview, the Desperate Housewives alum revealed that her pal was her first crush. “Ricky Martin was my first crush growing up,” she shared. “When I met him I was like, ‘You don't understand, I loved you so much growing up!’”

Ricky has also echoed his bestie’s sentiments. During her 2018 Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, the father-of-four got emotional as he spoke about her. “I am so proud and so moved by the love that surrounds you. Because that’s what you give. It’s not what happens in front of the camera, it’s what this incredible woman does when the cameras are off,” he shared. “I’ve been able to go around the world, in our philanthropic journey and it’s your passion, what you do for your family. You deserve nothing but the best, Eva.”

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