Baby Bastón fever! Eva Longoria and José Bastón welcomed their son on June 19. The proud parents aren’t the only people expressing joy over Santiago's birth. Fellow actress and Eva’s friend Holly Robinson Peete was one of the first people to share her excitement on Instagram. “Oh, I really needed some good news. Congratulations to one of our favorite couples on the planet Eva & Pepe Bastón on the arrival of little Santiago Enrique,” she wrote on Instagram with a series of Eva photos. “The Peetes are so happy and can’t wait to meet your new angel!! Yay!! Bienvenidos, Tiago (My nickname).”
Holly Robinson Peete congratulated her good friend on the arrival of her son Photo: Instagram/@hollyrobinsonpeete
The actress shared a never-before-seen shot of her bestie – who also earned the title of her #WCW. “My sweet friend @evalongoria You already were Superwoman, Queen of your #EvaEmpire but now you are a new mommy, too!! You did it, babe!! Santiago is here.”
Eva’s good friend and Extra host Mario Lopez celebrated the arrival of her little boy with a challenge on his YouTube channel. “In honor of @evalongoria having her baby…She challenged us to make her enchiladas. #DadsInTheKitchen #TheLopezFamily #CongratsEva.” The actor held up Eva’s cookbook in his video before joking that he knew her “when she could barely wash a grape.” The dad-of-two also shared the sweet image of HOLA! USA exclusive photo of Eva and Santiago on his Instagram story with the caption, “Congrats to my girl @evalongoria.”
During her pregnancy, Eva opened up about the tribe of celebrity friends and family who would be in her son’s life. "I'm so excited I'll be having a boy because I think we need more good men in this world," she said in March. "My son will be surrounded by very strong, educated, powerful women, and I think it's important that he see those types of role models in his life so he knows how to support it, [and] how to applaud it."
A day after the announcement of her son's birth, Eva returned to social media to show the photo of her baby boy. Soon after, more of her celebrity friends quickly offered their congrats to the first-time mom. Eiza Gonzalez wrote, "FELICIDADES MAMI!!!" and supermodel Doutzen Kroes added, "Congratulations!" La La Anthony also took to Instagram to write under the photo, "I love u [with two heart emojis] Congrats."
Reese Witherspoon took the opportunity to donate because of Eva's post: "Congratulations Mama! What a precious baby. And how beautiful for you to shine a light on families in need. donating now." Olivia Wilde, who is a mom of two herself, wrote, "Congratulations mama!!" Karla Monroig, Jon Kortajarena and a slew others sent their warm wishes.