Supportive: Eva Longoria publicly expressed her support for Serena Williams during an interview with People published on Thursday;  She will be seen in July

Eva Longoria, 47, supports her friend Serena Williams, 40, as an athlete fights against inequality

Eva Longoria, 47, is supporting girlfriend Serena Williams, 40, after the tennis star faced double standards following the retirement news

Eva Longoria has publicly expressed her support Serena Williams during an interview with persons that was released on Thursday.

Speaking to the media during Saturday’s Vote Like a Madre event in Miami, the 47-year-old spoke about the double standards women face when it comes to parenting.

The 40-year-old tennis pro spoke to him recently Fashion and revealed that she was retiring from competition in favor of family growth.

Supportive: Eva Longoria publicly expressed her support for Serena Williams during an interview with People published on Thursday;  She will be seen in July

Supportive: Eva Longoria publicly expressed her support for Serena Williams during an interview with People published on Thursday; She will be seen in July

During the interview, Williams expressed that she felt it was unfair to have to explain her decision to leave the sports world to the public.

“If I were a man, I wouldn’t be writing this because I would be out there playing and winning while my wife does the physical work to expand our family,” she said.

Longoria agreed with the actress, noting that gender differences often affect women more than men.

The actress explained, “She’s absolutely right. If this was a different time, if the sexes were reversed, she wouldn’t have to breastfeed for years.”

New direction: The 40-year-old professional tennis player recently spoke to Vogue and revealed she was retiring from the competition in favor of family growth;  She will be seen in March

New direction: The 40-year-old professional tennis player recently spoke to Vogue and revealed she was retiring from the competition in favor of family growth; She will be seen in March

A mother of one: The athlete is the mother of her little girl Olympia

A mother of one: The athlete is the mother of her little girl Olympia

The actor, who has a four-year-old son named Santiago, also said Williams has faced many of the same challenges that afflicted other parents.

“She also mentions that she’s no different than any other mother, [playing tennis professionally] it’s just her career,” she said.

Longoria went on to share her views on the difficulties of motherhood.

“The mother who is a teacher also has to understand: ‘How do I balance work and family life?’ The dentist has to ask: “How do I reconcile work and family?” You know, we all carry this cross,” she said.

Speaking up: The actress, who has a four-year-old son named Santiago, also said Williams had many of the same challenges that affected other parents;  She will be seen in July

Speaking up: The actress, who has a four-year-old son named Santiago, also said Williams had many of the same challenges that affected other parents; She will be seen in July

The Desperate Housewives star then noted that all mothers play an important role in the lives of their loved ones.

She explained that mothers “have so much responsibility — not just for ourselves, but for our children.”

Longoria shares her son with her husband Jose Baston, whom she married in 2016.

The actress was previously married to both Tyler Christopher and Tony Parker.

She later began seeing Baston, to whom she became engaged in 2015.

The current parents married the following year and welcomed Santiago into their lives in 2018.

The performer’s son has since appeared in several snaps shared to her Instagram account.

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