*The woman reported to have come between Tony and Eva Longoria Parker was the wife of his former San Antonio Spurs teammate Brent Barry.
Barry, who played with Parker from 2004-2008, is in the midst of a divorce from his wife Erin Barry, the woman said to be on the receiving end of Parker’s “sexting.”
Eva Longoria, who had a friendship with Erin (see photo), reportedly discovered the racy text messages, which numbered in the “hundreds” and confronted both parties. According to reports, Tony fessed up to the cheating, but Erin Barry denied it.
Longoria filed for divorce early Wednesday citing irreconcilable differences.
Sports Illustrated writer Bryan Armen Graham was the first to report of Erin Barry late Wednesday.
“Have it on good authority from entertainment sources that ‘former teammate’ in Tony Parker-Eva Longoria affair is Brent Barry,” he tweeted. “Don’t have much else on Parker/Longoria affair. Source did mention Barry and wife are going through a divorce.”
Graham added: “Longoria said she found text messages from wife of a former teammate on Parker’s phone. Source says former teammate was Barry.”
Graham did not reveal his source.
Also, Eva’s close friend Mario Lopez confirmed that the “Desperate Housewives” star found hundreds of texts from a “mutual female friend” on Tony’s phone.
Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood’ contacted Erin for comment. He tweeted, “We spoke to erin barry…Brent Barry’s wife from San Antonio Spurs…she cried and said “No comment”. #ahcom. TP was texting her.”
Brent Barry’s father, NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry, tells TMZ he’s worried that Brent will be “devastated” by the news.
“I feel horrible for my son. I’m in shock” he said. “I knew [Erin] was moving out of the house soon and SHE was the one that filed for divorce. This is the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Rick added, “[Brent] is going to be devastated. I can’t even imagine him going through this … the divorce was hard enough news.”