Eva Longoria shares adorable photo as she welcomes her first child

Eva Longoria shares adorable photo as she welcomes her first child

2018 is not shaping up to be the year of love. After being together for seven years, and appearing to be wholly in love for it all, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux called it quits in February. And it clearly triggered a veritable domino effect, as earlier this year, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan took to Instagram to announce their separation after nine years of marriage. Accordingly, us voyeuristic souls have anxiously been checking to see if the rest of Hollywood's golden couples are happy in their respective relationships.

Certainly, while it may seem as if love has been rendered terminal, in some regards it's very much alive and kicking. I mean, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds seem to be going strong. And in what has to be one of the most adorable piece of news we've heard all week - Eva Longoria has welcomed her first child - a baby boy!

The 43-year-old son and her husband Jose "Pepe" Baston welcomed their first child together on Tuesday, a baby boy.

The couple shared the news by posting several photos of the new mother in hospital with her newborn. The child - who was born at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces at birth - has been named Santiago Enrique Bastón.

"We are so grateful for this blessing," the Desperate Housewives actress told HOLA! USA.

Longoria married Bastón back in May of 2016, and they announced that they were expecting their first child together the following December. Bastón, who is president of the Latin American media company, Televisa, has four children from a previous marriage: Natalia, Mariana, Sebastian and Jose.

On New Year's Day, the 43-year-old took to Instagram to share a photograph of herself cupping her baby bump. "New year, new adventures!" she captioned the snap. "I’m so grateful to my beautiful family for giving this new baby so much love already!"

And back in March, Longoria opened up to ET about how she was finding her first pregnancy, and dished on how she was handling the stress that inevitably comes with deciding on a baby name.

To the ire of many an expectant mother, Longoria revealed that she actually didn't experience any unexpected food cravings during her pregnancy. "I don't have any cravings. I have the opposite of cravings," she asserted. "I actually don't like chicken right now since I got pregnant, and I used to eat chicken daily. My husband ordered it the other day and I'm like, 'Why would you do that?!'"
In regards to names for her unborn son, the actress added "We are Mexican, so we're very traditional. It'll be a long name."

"I can't wait to meet him," she concluded. "I want to know what he's like and who he looks like."

Well, congratulations are certainly in order for the happy family!