Eva Longoria and Jets QB Mark Sanchez Officially Dating and Happy

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 13, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Eva Longoria attends the women's singles semifinal match between Serena Williams of the United States and Sara Errani of Italy on Day Twelve of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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We can all rest easier now that the greatest question to hit American sports has been answered. Yes, Eva Longoria and Mark Sanchez are dating. 

I am sure this news alleviates at least 50 percent of the stress built up around the nation over the last decade. 

The Hollywood hottie made the announcement, albeit begrudgingly, on Extra, when host Mario Lopez decided to ask about recent rumors she was hooking up with the New York Jets quarterback. 

Lopez busts out a New York Post with a headline that reads, "Mark and Eva Celebrate." Instantly, you can see Longoria try to sidestep the inevitable. 

You can view the video here

Lopez tries to give her an obvious out, but she decides to offer a friendly "a#$hole" blast his way. And then she delivers finality to the one issue I am sure has been weighing heavily on your mind all week, saying, "Mark and I are, you know, fine. We're happy just dating."

Longoria, 37, is the former wife of San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker and something of a sports fan, taking care to mention her affection for Jets center Nick Mangold. 

She is also riding high after a speech she delivered at the Democratic National Convention, featuring as the co-chair of President Obama's national re-election committee.

As for Sanchez, 25, something tells me he would like to savor this week a little more. After a lackluster preseason and a horrible start in the season opener, he exploded for 266 yards and three touchdowns. 

At least for one week, the discussion wasn't about Tim Tebow, but Sanchez and his dominance on the field. 

Now he can add a lovely lady by his side to the positive things people will have to discuss. 

For Jets fans, the hope is the goodwill lasts. 


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