Eva Longoria called José Bastón her "husband" before they got hitched.
The 41-year-old actress tied the knot with the Mexican hunk six months ago in his native country but she has admitted they already felt like a married couple before the ceremony and used to refer to him as her spouse.
Speaking in the December issue of Red Book magazine, she said: "Even before we got engaged, we just felt married. We called one another ‘my husband’ and ‘my wife.’ It didn’t take either one of us very long to know that ‘this is the one.’ In my case, it only took 40 years to find him!"
The brunette beauty star has decided to take on her husband’s surname because, for her, it was a no brainer and traditional.
She said: "I love him, I love his name, and I love that tradition. It’s a choice I made, but I realize it’s not for everybody. I was thrilled to take his name."
Prior to getting hitched to the 48-year-old hunk, the former ‘Desperate Housewives’ star was married to Tyler Christopher from 2002 until 2004 and Tony Parker from 2007 until 2010 and she vowed she’d never tie the knot again after her past unions.
She said: "When Pepe and I met, I said I didn’t ever want to get married again. He said, "Great, me neither." And here we are!
"Pepe and I are soul mates–I don’t even know how to explain it, because it’s like we’re two different sides of the same coin."
However, despite her previous relationships not working out, the brunette beauty is adamant she doesn’t regret her first and second marriage because they’ve led her to where she is today.
She explained to the publication: "I think every relationship is a path to where you are today. Every wrong turn led you to the spot where you are, so it wasn’t necessarily the wrong turn at the time. I wouldn’t change anything – never."
Meanwhile, as well as settling into the married life and juggling their busy schedules, the Eva and Pepe are currently working hard renovating their new home in Hollywood.
Eva said: "It is a lot of work for us. At the moment we’re living in Mexico City, although I’m always travelling to Los Angeles."