Earlier today TMZ.com reported:
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are getting divorced … TMZ has learned. Tony filed for divorce yesterday in Texas.
After TMZ broke the story, Longoria’s public relations firm released the following statement to me via email:
We spoke to a rep for Tony, and TMZ’s story is 100% false, Tony did NOT file for divorce from Eva.
After its initial break, TMZ subsequently reported:
Eva’s people tell TMZ Tony has not filed for divorce. But two court officials at the Bexar County, Texas courthouse tell us a divorce case was filed yesterday and sealed by the judge.
There’s currently no record of any civil proceeding involving Longoria or Parker on the Bexar County Court website.
UPDATE: TMZ.com has removed the post that reported the divorce from the front of its website.
UPDATE 2: TMZ posted the following:
TMZ reported that Tony had filed for divorce. Two clerks at the Bexar County Courthouse in Texas had told us the case was filed and sealed by a family law judge.
But Eva’s rep tells us Tony did not file and does not even have a divorce lawyer.
Another clerk at the courthouse now tells us she’s in charge of sealed cases and says no such case has crossed her desk.
Not exactly a retraction from TMZ, but a quasi-acknowledgement that its story may indeed be false.
Longoria has long been an advocate against spurious tabloid gossip who isn’t afraid to threaten legal action. With this an either/or-type story, you would think that Longoria would demand a complete retraction - if she’s indeed correct and there’s absolutely nothing to TMZ’s report.