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Eva Longoria tells Ellen about her happy place

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Eva Longoria on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Eva Longoria talks to Ellen DeGeneres about love in Hollywood.

Eva Longoria on Ellen DeGeneres Show

After a very public romance, wedding and marriage, Eva Longoria experienced an even more public divorce. Now the petite brunette says she has found her "happy place."

The Desperate Housewives actress sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to talk about love and the lessons she's learned along the way.

"You know, for me being a woman, I realized you cannot identify yourself through a man or through your marriage," Longoria said, earning an enthusiastic high-five from Ellen.

"Or through a partner. I think it's our nature to be socially constructed that way -- to just be inferior or subservient -- and you don't have to be," she continued. "You can be yourself and really hold your own by yourself no matter what partnership you're in."

Longoria says she has turned over a new leaf since her divorce and that she is "in a happy place."

"Everyone says I look younger," she said. "Which I'm like, OK. Everyone keeps saying, you've never looked better. I'm going, wow, I think divorce agrees with me."

That is probably because there is no contact between her and her dastardly ex-husband Tony Parker. When Ellen Degeneres asked if the two still talk, Longoria barked out a terse "No."

That'll happen when you've busted your husband sexting your friend hundreds of times.

Eva Longoria is currently dating Eduardo Cruz, the brother of gorgeous Spanish actress Penelope Cruz. SheKnows recently spotted the couple at LAX -- click here to read all about our Eva Longoria star sighting!

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