There will be a red carpet reunion for four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and his celebrity friend Eva Longoria, next Monday!
The Desperate Housewives star has been named alongside German television and radio personality Marco Schreyl as hosts for the 2016 FIFA Football Awards as Cristiano Ronaldo battles with Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann for the Best FIFA Men’s Player prize.
Eva and Cristiano met in Ibiza last year while the former was in Spain with her husband. The Hollywood lady was there to attend the Global Gift Gala — an exclusive charity event to raise funds for her two foundations, Eva’s Heroes and Eva Longoria Foundation.
CR7, who is a regular on the island, on the other hand, was on vacation recovering from the knee injury he picked up in Portugal’s historic EURO 2016 victory over host nation France.
The two philanthropists quickly posed for a selfie at the delight of their followers on social media to commemorate the ad hoc meeting.
First to upload the snapshot was Eva…
— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) July 20, 2016
And then Cristiano Ronaldo followed suit on Instagram. An onlooker also managed to record a short video of Ronaldo hanging out with the Latina diva and her entourage.
Between the pair, it will most certainly be all smiles all night come January 9th as the 31-year-old Portuguese skipper is in line to receiving the highest recognition of the night. Nerves may catch up with Eva Longoria as she’ll experience presenting FIFA’s biggest event of the year for the very first time.
However any such feelings shouldn’t last long enough as she will be cheering for her pal, Cristiano Ronaldo. After sweeping almost every prize in 2016, he is the favorite to keep a big grin on his face both before and after all the red carpet moments.