Y&R Alum Eva Longoria Pregnant With First Child image

Former soap actress is married with a baby on the way.

Soaps.com has learned that “The Young and the Restless” alum, Eva Longoria, who played Genoa City’s Isabella Brana Williams from 2001 – 2003 is four months pregnant with her first child with husband, Jose Antonio ‘Pepe’ Baston. People confirmed on Tuesday December 19 that Longoria and Baston were expecting and that the sex of the baby is a boy. The actress married Baston, the president of Televisa, Latin America’s largest media company, “under a stunningly lit altar in Mexico” in May 2016, after getting engaged in Dubai in December 2015. They had dated since 2013.

Though Longoria went on to fame in soapy series “Desperate Housewives," in which she played conniving Gabriella Solis after her stint in daytime, the actress is well-remembered by “Y&R” viewers for her bad-girl character. Isabella plotted with Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) to keep Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) and Christine Blair (Lauralee Bell) apart, and later, in perhaps her most memorable scenes, Isabella tried to kill Christine with a knife as she soaked in a tub with a glass of wine. Paul had a son with Isabella, Ricky (Peter Porte), who returned to Genoa City as an adult and was shot dead by his father. Longoria appeared on television’s “Empire” this year as Charlotte Frost, and has two films in post-production, “Overboard,” and “Dog Days.” The actress is also a L’Oréal Paris ambassador and has her own business with the Eva Longoria Collection line of clothing.

Soaps.com wishes Eva Longoria and Jose Baston all the best as they prepare to welcome their bundle of joy.

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- Candace Young