Erin Barry has been revealed as the woman at the centre of Desperate Housewives's star Eva Longoria's divorce. Access Hollywood reports that Longoria's husband Tony Parker, 28, sent the mother of two, hundreds of 'sex texts' . Mrs Barry, 37, is estranged from her husband former NBA basketball star Brent Barry, Parker's former San Antonio Spurs's teammate. Her father-in-law confirmed to TMZ that she filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years just last month.
The sportsmen, seen posing together with their wives in an undated photo, became friends when they played together for the Spurs from 2004 to 2008. And yesterday, Longoria, 35, filed for divorce in Los Angeles after telling friend and television presenter Mario Lopez, that she had discovered texts alleged to be from Barry, on her husband's phone.
Erin, 37, has been married to Brent Barry, now an NBA TV host, for 12 years. And according to Access Hollywood, divorce papers were filed on October 29.
Barry's father, NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry, told celebrity website TMZ: 'I feel horrible for my son. I'm in shock. I knew [Erin] was moving out of the house soon and she was the one that filed for divorce. This is the straw that broke the camel's back.'
Rick added: '[Brent] is going to be devastated. I can't even imagine him going through this ... the divorce was hard enough news.'
The couple married in San Francisco in 1998, and Erin has followed her husband from city to city as her husband played for six different teams before retiring last year.
Brent Barry played alongside Tony Parker for four years for the Spurs, during which time she got to know actress Eva.
The Barrys have two sons, Quin, nine, and Cade, four. Erin said in a 2006 interview that full-time mothers don't get the respect they deserve and need to stick together.
'Moms need to be more supportive of each other,' she told the San Antonio Woman.
'Being a mom is hard work, and it's taboo to admit that we're not perfect.'
As well as being a wife and mother, Barry has also worked as a special advocate for abused and neglected children.
She has said: 'It is very hard work. People ask me how I do it. I say, "How can I not do it?"'
But the reputation the WAG has carved out for herself as a devoted family woman and charity worker is being thrown into disrepute as the scandal unfolds. Access Hollywood reports that when they reached Mrs Barry over phone, she was 'audibly emotional' and declined to comment on the matter.
Tony Parker was tight-lipped when approached by reporters outside his team's locker rooms yesterday.