MIAMI BEACH — It’s that time of year: Celebs are flocking down south on time for the holiday season.
Desperate Housewives‘ Eva Longoria, 42, who has been in Miami this past week with her media mogul husband José “Pepe” Antonio Bastón, 49, celebrated Christmas with actress Olivia Munn in South Beach.
Longoria, who is expecting her first child with Bastón in the spring, shared pics of her holiday retreat on, writing “Christmas in Miami. When friends become family.”
True to her Tex-Mex roots, the sexy Latina was shown preparing tacos with Munn, who separated this year from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The couple had been together since 2014.
Over the weekend, Longoria found time for a boat ride around Miami with Bastón, as well as a get together with Munn and friends Gabrielle Union and Serena Williams.
The actress, whose baby bump is prominently featured in her online pics, has been practicing for her role as mother with Bastón’s three children, Natalia, 22, and twins Mariana and Jose Antonio, 14.
Longoria met Bastón, the president of Televisa, Latin America’s largest media company, in 2013. After getting engaged in Dubai, the couple made it official in May 2016 in Mexico.
“I was getting out of a bad relationship, and he was getting out of a relationship, so there wasn’t a connection,” Longoria said about meeting Bastón for the first time. Six months later, they crossed paths again and there was “immediate chemistry.”
“It was like the cliché angels singing,” Longoria said. “There was a glow around him.”
Also in Miami for the holidays were Jennifer Lopez, 48, and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, 42, who spent their first Christmas together with the star’s 9-year-old twins Emme and Max from her marriage to singer Marc Anthony.
The couple shared pics of their holiday celebration surrounded by family. The Shades of Blue star and the former Yankee slugger looked happy and very much in love as they lounged about in pajamas on Christmas day.
The prolific singer and actress looked radiant sans makeup as she patiently waited for ARod to hand out the presents placed under a solid gold Christmas tree in pictures posted by the baseball great.
“To all of our family, friends, and amazing fans and supporters, have a happy, healthy and safe holiday. Merry Christmas to all of you!” he wrote on Twitter.
There was speculation that the couple would get engaged over the holidays but apparently Rodriguez has yet to put a ring on it.
ARod has two daughters, Natasha, 13, and Ella, nine, with ex-wife Cynthia Curtis. The couple divorced in 2008 after allegations of “extra marital affairs and other marital misconduct” by the athlete, who was rumored to be involved with Madonna at the time.
The Like A Virgin singer denied the speculations, saying “I am not romantically involved in any way with Alex Rodriguez,” adding that she had “nothing to do with the state of his marriage.”