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Eva Longoria Is Able To Take Her Son To Set But Not All Women Have That Privilege

We really thought once Eva Longoria had her baby boy that we would perhaps not see her working as much. We don’t say that because the actress, producer, director, and activist has to choose between one or the other, thankfully she has the privilege to do all of those things. However, it’s totally natural for a new mom to take time off from work or perhaps not go back to work altogether. Some women don’t have a choice due to our country’s backward maternity laws, and one-income households.

Longoria, however, shows exactly what it looks like to balance it all thanks to an open working environment that supports moms.

Eva Longoria takes her baby boy everywhere she goes including on the set while breastfeeding.

“This is a pic of me directing while breastfeeding Santi during the filming,” she said on Instagram. “Women multitask every day and I was so lucky to have such an amazing crew and cast that supported both my new motherhood and career goals!”

Longoria, who’s currently directing, producing and starring on ABC’s “Grand Hotel” has been working nonstop since giving birth to  Santiago Enrique Bastón on Dec. 17.

Longoria has been very open about the fact that her show “Grand Hotel” has been able to be accommodating to her and others on the cast and crew with children. Making a work environment be a family-friendly place makes everyone on the set more focused on their work.

“I do think there has to be a normalization within Hollywood to make sure that motherhood is accepted in a wider way,” Longoria said in Parents magazine. “Many times, [after becoming a mom] you no longer get the sexy roles, or you have to take time off until you’re looking a certain way.”

Her co-star and co-worker Roselyn Sanchez has praised Longoria for making the set of “Grand Hotel” a friendly place to bring your kids to work.

“She’s loving and wonderful and demanding, but in a good way,” Sanchez said in an interview with Hola! magazine. “It’s amazing because I’m just comfortable. You know, I got to work and I’m just comfortable. I know I’m respected and appreciated and I’m protected.”

Longoria added, “The baby was with me and it was normalized and it was great and when we shot the pilot, Ross’s baby was three-months-old. To have that culture and normalize the fact that we’re women and we can be mothers, but also pursue our careers, was really, really good.”

Longoria isn’t putting work life on hold, she’s pursuing her dreams and living her best life as a mommy.

“The stakes are higher now that I have a child,” she in Parents magazine. “I need to make sure I’m doing my part to leave the world a better place—for him [Santiago] and for all the children of our future.”

That is mom goals right there!

We are so impressed by Longoria’s determination to keep on working. There have been so many studies about women who wait to have their children later in life due to reasons about partners and work. It’s great to see that Longoria is now in her ideal time with the right husband and the right work opportunities, without having to sacrifice a thing. We only wish more employers would give women the chance to be engaged workers while also not be neglectful of families, especially when there are young children involved.

That is one of the reasons why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has vowed that all of her employees will not have a great maternity and paternity leave system in place. She’s also a fierce advocate of making sure her office is family friendly, which means women can breastfeed there and not have to be ridiculed or judged for doing so.

There are also more companies that are adhering to new family-friendly practices, which means more people want to go work for them. Some of those include PwC, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson and IBM.

Eva Longoria Is Being Called Out For Dragging Former ‘Housewives’ Actors And Defending Felicity Huffman

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Eva Longoria Is Being Called Out For Dragging Former ‘Housewives’ Actors And Defending Felicity Huffman

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Earlier this year, a major college admission scandal was exposed and at the center of it was actress Felicity Huffman. Huffman was found guilty of mail fraud for paying $15,000 to increase her daughter’s SAT scores. As of now, she awaits sentencing but is expected to be given at least a month in prison for her crime.

However, before the judge announces her sentence, celebrity friends and loved ones have sent in letters of support for Huffman, asking for leniency.

Among the letters was a testimonial from her “Desperate Housewives” co-star, Eva Longoria, and it revealed some major onset drama.

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In the letter, Longoria called Huffman her “good friend” and recalled how welcoming the actress was to the Latina, who was new to Hollywood at the time. She also recalled her first table read where Huffman offered support to her co-star after seeing her “alone, scared, and unsure of where to go and what to do.”

Additionally, Longoria revealed that she was bullied on set by another actress. Though she didn’t divulge who the bully was, “Desperate Housewives” was plagued by drama and tension between the cast and had rumors of a feud between Teri Hatcher and the rest of the actors.

Longoria wrote, “I dreaded the days I had to go to work with that person because it was pure torture.”

In the letter, Longoria revealed that the bullying didn’t stop until Huffman intervened.

“Felicity could feel that I was riddled with anxiety even though I never complained or mentioned the abuse to anyone,” the actress said in the letter.

The letter also revealed other ways that Huffman supported Longoria during their time at “Desperate Housewives.”

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It was also revealed that Longoria was being paid less than her co-stars. According to the letter, it was Huffman’s idea to pursue renegotiations as a group so they could reach a fair conclusion.

“That did not go over too well with the others,” Longoria explained. “But Felicity stood up for me, saying it was fair because the success of the show depended on all of us, not one of us. The fight lasted weeks, but Felicity held strong and convinced everyone this was the right thing to do.”

The letter also revealed that Huffman was the only co-star that supported Longoria’s charities and special projects.

“[The other women] were all usually too busy to help, except Felicity,” she wrote. “I can’t tell you how many times she was the only one who would physically show up to help me with kids with cancer, or children with special needs.”

Though Longoria’s letter comes from a place of friendship, not everyone appreciated the actress’ support of Huffman.

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Some Twitter users pointed out that Longoria’s letter shouldn’t circumvent the justice system and that Huffman’s punishment shouldn’t be lessened just because of the words of her friends and family.

Other’s mentioned the injustice that was perpetrated against a deserving student because of Huffman’s actions.

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In order to get her daughter into college, Huffman took a position from a deserving student who didn’t have the privilege of a parent who would buy their acceptance. Character witnesses from Huffman’s friends and family don’t negate the wrong she did to this student.

Overall, we don’t know if Longoria’s letter will help with leniency, but a lot of us still appreciate that “Desperate Housewives” tea she spilled.

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This whole college admission scandal has the makings of a novela and we’ll be sure to keep following the drama.

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A Beard Can Make Or Break A Look, Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Celebrity Beards

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A Beard Can Make Or Break A Look, Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Celebrity Beards

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At some point or another, men will try to grow out their beards. It’s a fact of life. Many will be successful in their mission for a full beard, others will not make it very far on this quest. Either way, everyone knows that a beard really helps to change your look. With Beard Day rapidly approaching, it is time to take a look at the celebrity beards that make us swoon, envious, or both!

Gael García Bernal 

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A beard can change someone’s entire look. In Gael García Bernal’s case, it changed his face for the better (slightly, he still looks good without a beard.)

Mark Sanchez

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When the NFL quarterback debuted his new look, we were put at a standstill. “Is that you, Mark?” We thought. But alas, it seemed Sanchez was opting for a brand new look this season. We just hope he doesn’t grow that mustache as long as Yosemite Sam’s!

Danny Trejo

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The actor’s lopsided mustache ranks along with Mark Sanchez’s. We wonder what a differently style ‘stache would look like on Trejo.

Kid Cudi

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African-American and Mexican rapper has been pretty consistent through the years with his mustache beard combo.

Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa is known for his instantly recognizable beard. A lot of his characters, such as Aquaman and Khal Drogo, have been played with his signature beard. It is hands down, one of the best celebrity beards. It was devastating for fans and beard lovers to watch him shave his thick beard via a video on YouTube. But, it wasn’t all bad. Momoa publicly shaved his beard for a good cause, to raise awareness on using aluminium instead of plastic. 

Chris Hemsworth

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Almighty Thor, God of Thunder, Chris Hemsworth, knows that his facial hair is one of his greatest assets. After all, it is what makes Thor so great and recognizable. His laid-back look outside of the world of Marvel is complete with his beard.

Idris Elba

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Salt-and-pepper? Don’t mind if I do. It’s not hard to see why Idris Elba was named the sexiest man alive by People Magazine in 2018. It’s totally because of the beard, right? His beard makes him look cool, sophisticated, and mature. 

Oscar Isaac

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Oscar Isaac is an expert in growing out his facial hair. From stubble to thick, his beard has changed throughout his career. I’ve come to the conclusion that he can and will look good with any beard, no matter the thickness. 

Liam Hemsworth

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Yes, there are TWO Hemsworth’s on this list. They both look good with beards, okay? There must be something in the Hemsworth genes that give them both the ability to pull off a beard. 

Keanu Reeves 

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Keanu Reeves is one of those timeless actors that never seems to age and he has become extremely popular amongst the internet community because of it. I’m pretty sure it’s because of his beard. 

Donald Glover 

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It is true, a beard can add years to someone’s face. Donald Glover aged when he grew out his beard, but in a good way! Earlier this year, Glover stepped out of an event with a bleached beard. Although he received a lot of media attention, he proved that he can look good while having a bleached beard.

Justin Baldoni

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Look, I’m pretty sure that Jane the Virgin, was such a success because of Justin Baldoni’s beard. It’s perfect and he has proven to be able to look good, regardless of the thickness of the beard. 

Many people claim that beards are equivalent to makeup and contouring. In some sense, it’s true. If you’ve ever attempted to grow a beard or stood by as someone tried to, then you know how a face can change with facial hair that. If you’ve never tried to grow out your beard, I encourage you to do so, especially when fall is right around the corner.

No Shave November is the perfect excuse to put the razor down and see what your facial hairs can do for you. Your beard will keep your face warm during the colder months and every one will be jealous. Enjoy Beard Day by deciding to grow out your beard! You might like the new look it brings out of you.