It's been nearly 20 years since Eva Longoria moved to LA and vowed to one day get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now her dream is coming true. The Desperate Housewives actress shared her big news with fans on Snapchat on Thursday, saying: "Oh my God, you guys… I forgot to tell you… I'm getting a star!"
She continued: "I'm so excited about it. I've dreamt of this my whole life. This is so exciting. And I just couldn't wait to tell you guys…"
Eva Longoria is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The honour is all the more special for Eva given that she will receive her star in the same year as the late singer, Selena Quintanilla – her idol. Selena was tragically killed by her fan club's president on 31 March, 1995, aged just 23. She will receive her star posthumously, 21 years after her death.
"I could never have dreamed that one day I would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But even more ironic is that the same year I receive my star, so does my idol, my inspiration, my fellow Tejana, my fellow Corpus Christi native, Selena Quintanilla," Eva later wrote in a touching Instagram post.
The actress honoured her idol Selena in a touching Instagram post
"She was the reason I even dared to dream that a better life was possible. And that that life didn't have to distance you from where you came from. So many people become famous and leave a place without ever crediting it with the role it played in shaping their lives. Selena was proud of being from Corpus Christi, Texas. And that made me proud to be from Corpus."
The 41-year-old added: "She blazed the way for all of us and I will be forever grateful to her for not only that but for the pure joy I felt when I got to see her perform. Her smile, her charisma, her beauty put every single person who watched her under a spell. Thank you Selena. I know I will receive my star on the Walk of Fame because you dared to dream it first."