Tony Parker Engaged to Axelle Francine? Eva Longoria's Ex Mentions "Fiancée" in Twitter Chat

NBA star has been dating French journalist for two years, told Us Weekly in February 2013 he had no plans of proposing "right now"

By Rebecca Macatee Jun 27, 2013 1:35 PMTags
Tony Parker,  Axelle Francine KCS / Splash News

It looks like Eva Longoria's ex Tony Parker is gearing up to be a husband once again!

During a Twitter chat Wednesday, the 31-year-old basketball star nonchalantly mentioned his "fiancée," seemingly announcing his engagement to Axelle Francine, the French journalist he's been dating for two years.

As a brand ambassador for Tissot, a Swiss watch company, Parker participated in a Twitter Q&A with fans. When the San Antonio Spurs point guard was asked what he likes to do after games, he responded, "Spend time with my fiance."

In February, Us Weekly asked the basketball hunk whether he planned to propose in the near future. His response? "I just got out of [a marriage], so no," he said. "Not right now."

According to the Daily Mail, however, the French athlete was spotted last week shopping for engagement rings.

If Parker is, in fact, engaged, this will be his second time saying "I do." He was married to Longoria, in 2007. She filed for divorce in November 2010 amid rampant rumors that Parker had exchanged hundreds of text messages with another woman.

"Eva wants everyone to know, she's devastated by the rumors of Tony's infidelity. She loved her husband and is heartbroken about their split," her friend, Mario Lopez, said on Extra at the time. "But she's strong."

Strong, yes, but the split still took its toll on the Desperate Housewives alum. Earlier this year, she revealed on Dr. Oz just how difficult it was going through her divorce.

"I was not eating," she said. "I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee."

"People kept saying, 'You look amazing. Divorce agrees with you,'" Longoria recalled. "And I was like, 'I don't feel good. I have no energy.' I didn't know I was depressed. I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn't categorize myself as depressed."

Fortunately, Parker's ex got help from a medical professional, who helped realign her diet to "kind of get back on…track."

She's also been romantically linked to her fair share of handsome men since her and Parker's divorce was finalized in 2011, including, most recently, Ernesto Argüello, who stars in the reality dating show Ready for Love, which Longoria produced.