There were rumours, but now it's been confirmed as fact - the sportsperson and TV's smallest fictional runway model have ended their relationship.

Its demise wasn't a result of them straining various body parts during amorous displays, it was down to the fact that Tony Parker had it away with his friend/former team-mate's missus, a la John Terry. Although, she is quite a bit taller than Eva so logistics could have very well played their part.

The Sun says: "According to a report by Sports Illustrated journalist Bryan Armen Graham, the basketball player slept with Erin, who is the wife of his former team-mate Brent Barry. Eva filed for divorce yesterday. She is thought to have discovered 'hundreds of texts' from Barry on her husband's phone."

Like all top notch journalists, Bryan made the allegation via his Twitter : "Have it on good authority from entertainment sources that 'former teammate' in Tony Parker-Eva Longoria affair is Brent Barry... Don't have much else on Parker/Longoria affair. Source did mention Barry and wife are going through a divorce... Longoria said she found text messages from wife of a former teammate on Parker's phone. Source says former teammate was Barry."

Eva later then confirmed the reports. Also via Twitter: "It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Tony and I have decided to divorce. We love each other deeply and pray for each other's happiness."

That deep love might be slightly one-sided there; when you love someone deeply, you tend to respect them also. That generally means you'll refrain from lopping it into the friend's missus, as well as some other randomer while married... ("The Desperate Housewives star also confided to her friend Mario Lopez, star of Nineties kids show Saved By The Bell, that Parker had previously cheated on her with another woman during their marriage").

Tsk. Yet another person tarnishing the good name of all males who focus on balls for a living.