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It’s been two months since Tony Parker filed for divorce from wife Eva Longoria -- and the healing process hasn't been an easy one. But the athlete credits his family, teammates and lifelong love of basketball for keeping him strong.
"I’ve taken refuge in basketball because that’s what I’ve done best since my youth," Parker tells French newspaper Le Parisien in his first interview since the split. The 28-year-old San Antonio Spurs player says he’s trying to "make sense of things" and having his teammates and coaches behind him has helped him cope.
Equally as important in helping him get through trying times has been the unwavering support of his family. "My whole family has been around me through this," he says.
Parker has been married to Longoria, 35, for less than three-and-a-half years. The couple met for an amicable lunch in December after they both filed for divorce in late November. Things allegedly started falling apart when Longoria learned of Parker’s "emotional affair" with former Spurs teammate Brent Barry’s wife, Erin Barry.
Parker says he's trying to "keep things in perspective," which for him means focusing more on his professional life than dwelling on his personal problems. "I am, first of all, a basketball player. I’ve done this for so very long," he says. "For me, it’s essential to be successful on the court."
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