Happy birthday Tony Parker: See his star sign and your horoscope
17 MAY 2014
Happy birthday Tony Parker! As the basketball star celebrates his 32nd birthday, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Taurian Tony, and you.
None of us like to do things the hard way but too often, the hard way turns out to be the only way. Aware of this, you have subtly adapted your personality to be more accepting of hardship. You figure, if you must keep on struggling, you may as well find a way to feel okay about it. This mechanism of self-protection is laudable and useful but it has one drawback. It means that when, as now, you have a genuine chance to do things the easy way for a change, you do not always take it. But this week, nothing needs to be difficult.
Born in Bruges, Belgium in 1982, Tony Parker was raised in France by his father, also named Tony Parker, who was a professional basketball player. Tony's interests initially lay in football, but after watching Michael Jordan sky rocket to fame, he soon moved to basketball.
In 1999, after two seasons in the French amateur leagues, the handsome sportsman turned professional and signed with Paris Basket Racing.
In 2004, Tony met Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, and the two soon embarked on a relationship. They announced their engagement in 2006, and married the following summer in a romantic ceremony in France. Rumours that the NBA star had been unfaithful soon emerged, but the couple dismissed them as false, initiating a lawsuit against the magazine which had published the story.
In 2011, Eva filed for divorce citing 'irreconcliable differences'. "She is simply hearbroken," said a friend of the actress. "She really wishes Tony the best. She just wants this whole situation to be as peaceful as it can be under the circumstances. He's a good person at heart, and she just wants the best for him."
"This is a difficult time right now for me and Eva," said Tony as he confirmed the couple's split. Tony has since been dating French journalist Axelle Francine. The couple have one son, Josh, born in April 2014.