Tony Parker is enjoying the NBA off-season with his fiancé, Axelle Francine, and the couple recently vacationed in St. Tropez together. The French basketball player, who is a point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, seemed to enjoy his time on the luxurious island, engaging in various watersports.
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The vacation spot is the same one he used to take his ex-wife, actress Eva Longoria. If Francine knew that, she did not seem to mind, as she looked excited to spend time with her soon-to-be husband. Francine is a French journalist, and the announcement of Parker’s engagement came in June, indirectly, when a fan asked the basketball star about his favorite way to relax after a game, and he replied, “Spend time with my fiancé.” Parker and Francine were first seen together shortly after Parker split with first wife Eva Longoria. Francine is also 31, and she has a master’s degree in information and communication.
Parker married Longoria, 38, in 2007 and they divorced in 2010 amid cheating allegations. Parker cheated on her with the now ex-wife of his teammate Brent Barry, and Longoria found out via numerous texts sent to the other woman on Parker’s phone.
“So many people want me to hate him and destroy him, but I don't want to," Longoria told Piers Morgan in her first interview since the split back in 2011. "I want him to be happy. He's not a bad person. I do believe in forgiving and forgetting. There was a reason we were together. I just want to hold on to the good times.”
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Since the divorce, Longoria dated actress Penelope Cruz’s brother Eduardo, who is 10 years her junior. They dated for about a year before splitting up last March. She is now dating entrepreneur and philanthropist Ernesto Arguello.