Wearing matching black ensembles, Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman were thrilled to unite in the name of a wonderful cause this past week. The Desperate Housewives alum shared nothing but admiration for each other as they stepped out in honor of the Eva Longoria Foundation’s sixth annual dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The actresses discussed their close friendship while on the October 12 event’s red carpet.
Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman caught up at the Eva Longoria Foundation annual dinner in Beverly Hills on October 12 Photo: Araya Diaz/WireImage
“I don't think I'm alone in adoring Eva,” Felicity, 54, said to ET about her former colleague and good friend. “I think to know Eva is to adore her. She has an inner light that shines out. All she cares about is helping people and lifting up the world and she's a great friend. And she's stayed real throughout this whole thing, she's a force of nature and she's still the girl next door.” Eva returned the love by sharing a photo of the pair in which she called Felicity: "sweet and beautiful."
During the event, Eva, 42, spoke candidly about the work she’s doing with her foundation, saying: “My favorite part of the evening is we have a couple girls from the foundation that have been affected by the money that we donated, by the programs that we have and their lives have changed because of it. Talking to their parents about their trajectory now in life because of one small help that we gave, it makes this night and every day of this work worth it.”
#Repost @latina ・・・ Tonight is all about leveling the playing field for Latina women and girls. You can feel the power and positivity in the room at the @evalongoriafoundation's annual party! Congratulations on another amazing year of powerful work, empowering through education and entrepreneurship! 💋🎉 @evalongoria #DinnerwithEva
The Eva Longoria Foundation aims to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. The organization took to Instagram to share a video of Eva discussing the purpose of the dinner while on the red carpet. She said, “So excited for tonight… celebrating all accomplishments we’ve done throughout the year. Everybody is here! All my friends, great sponsors, and most importantly we have some girls from the Eva Longoria foundation that have been affected.”