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Eva Longoria and Penelope Cruz's Brother Mutually Decide to End Romance

March 9, 2012 (1:41 am) GMT
The 'Desperate Housewives' actress is said putting her focus on work following the split, while her boyfriend of one year, Eduardo Cruz, returns home to Madrid, Spain.

is likely to celebrate her 37th birthday next Thursday, March 15 as a single woman. The actress famous for her portrayal of Gabrielle Solis on ABC's series "" has called it quits with 's brother, Eduardo Cruz, after a year of dating, Us Weekly reported.

Of the split, a source said, "It was a mutual decision. They are staying friends." The break-up itself allegedly happened within the last couple days. Eva has since put all her focus on "work and the end of 'Desperate Housewives'," while her 27-year-old ex-boyfriend returned home to his native Madrid, Spain.

Eva met Eduardo through his sister who introduced them at a party, shortly after her split from second husband . The two stepped out together as a couple in February 2011, around a month after her divorce was finalized. In an interview with Spanish Vanity Fair, she said, "Love did not work with that person. But it can work with another. The only thing I will say is I was very lucky to find Edu."

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