(celebrity-gossip.net) - While Tony Parker was busy winning a basketball game in Seattle, Mario Lopez accompanied the San Antonio Spurs stud's lady, Eva Longoria , on a Sunday night dinner date.
Standing in for the absent husband, Mario and the Desperate Housewife, who happens to be a longtime pal, were spotted walking down the street on their way to celebrity favorite eatery Katsuya.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Parade magazine, Eva recently revealed that the women she looks up to in life are her mother and her sister Liza.
The Texan beauty tells, "Liza is mentally challenged. She was my hero growing up. It was a blessing to watch her overcome every obstacle - tying her shoes, putting on a shirt, getting out the front door. And yet she still had a job and would come home on the bus by herself and help with dinner. You could only imagine the hurdles she encountered every minute of the day. Liza was a role model to get me ready for life in Hollywood."
Not to forget the woman who raised her, Longoria adds, "My mother is the most non-judgmental person in the world. When I said, 'I'm going to Los Angeles to be an actress', she told me, 'All right. I hope that makes you happy.'"