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This was a major weekend for Eva Longoria! Her longtime love Jose Antonio Baston swept her off her stilettos and sealed the deal in a romantic proposal in Dubai. And while you were busy swooning over the actress' stunning ruby and diamond engagement ring, we were busy finding out all about her fiancé. So, who is this man (of mystery) behind the ring? Here's what you need to know about Longoria's groom-to-be.
1. He is a big shot in the Latin American entertainment industry.
Jose Antonio Baston Patino, or "Pepe," as he known affectionately by his bride-to-be, is the president of Grupo Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America. According to Bloomburg Business, he has worked for the company since 1989, but has held the position of president since 2009.
2. He is very private when it comes his love life.
In fact, the only way we knew about their engagement was from his beautiful fiancé's social media! Baston's Twitter handle hasn't been used since last December, but it does include his nickname, Pepe. You know it's a real nickname when it's your Twitter handle, just saying'.
3. He looks a lot like her ex.
In early 2013, Longoria had started dating Baston, and when the two went out to an NYC meal, he was mistakenly thought to be her on again off again ex-boyfriend, Eduardo Cruz. After the rumors circulated that she was back with her ex in this scandalous tryst, Longoria took to twitter to dispel them, People reports. She confirmed she was, in fact, with her new Latin lover, Baston.
4. He and Longoria were in a long-distance relationship.
After wooing Longoria and sweeping her off her feet, the two fell madly in love and have been travelling back and forth to visit each other over the past two years. Since he is a media mogul in Mexico and her work is mostly in NYC and LA, it's planes, trains, and Mexican beaches for these lovebirds. Not that we'd be complaining.
5. He supports his lady's busy schedule, and her friends love him for it.
Longoria shared with ExtraTV, "You know what? Pepe and I have both have very big lives, very busy lives, so the time we spend together is super quality." The two spend their time apart working hard and building their empires, and it seems to work for them. Back in September, the actress' BFF shared with People that Eva has "Never been this happy with anyone else; I'm so thrilled that she has someone who is not intimidated by her and who is not afraid by her power, her beauty, her friendship and her drive. He's just as driven and he's so supportive." Swoon.
Clearly, the couple seems to be a match made in heaven, and it's obvious that Baston is dedicated to giving back to society, just like his gorgeous counterpart. The pair was in Dubai attending the Global Gift Gala during the 2015 Dubai International Film Festival when the engagement took place. The lovebirds had us ogling over the exotic backdrop of the proposal (and ruby diamond stunner). Nice going, Pepe.