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Eva Longoria Reunites with Desperate Housewives’ Husband on Telenovela

Desperate Housewives costars reuniteDesperate Housewives costars, Eva Longoria and Ricardo Chavira, reunite in NBC's Telenovela. Credit: ABC/RON TOM

Gabrielle and Carlos forever! Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria and Ricardo Chavira reunited last night on NBC’s Telenovela.

Telenovela follows Ana Sofia (Longoria), the star of a Spanish soap opera filmed in Miami who doesn’t speak Spanish. Drama arises when her ex-husband, Xavi, (Jencarlos Canela) is cast as her new on-screen love interest. The show is full of drama, romance, comedy, and jealousy.

Chavira plays Martin, Mimi’s (Diana Maria Riva) ex-husband who just got out of “white-collar prison” and is trying to win Mimi back. Right after Mimi describes him as a “wuss” and a “nerd,” Chavira appears in a sleeveless black T-shirt with multiple tattoos on his neck and arms. With a simple, “Hello, Mimi,” her jaw drops in surprise at Martin’s new appearance. Martin expresses that he wants to be a family again, which hooks Mimi. Ana, Mimi’s best friend, tries to stop Mimi from making a mistake by getting back together with Martin. She reminds her friend, “No matter how good he looked, Martin is still the same guy who stole lots of money from his clients and lied to you. That hasn’t changed.”

An all new @nbctelenovela TONIGHT with #RicardoChavira! Always love working with him! #Telenovela

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In one scene, Ana climbs Martin in an attempt to get keys from him and prevent him from going to Mimi’s house. Longoria shared the funny image on Instagram, writing, “Always love working with him!” The hilarious scene brought back memories of their time as Mr. and Mrs. Solis on ABC’s hit show, Desperate Housewives. The beloved couple often quarreled as husband and wife on Wisteria Lane. Chavira’s character, Carlos Solis, also spent time in jail while Longoria’s Gabrielle Solis had an affair with gardener John Rowland, played by Jesse Metcalfe. The couple remained strong through jail, the affair, raising two kids, and much more drama throughout the eight seasons.

Back in August 2015, Longoria, 40, reunited with Metcalfe, 37, and shared a photo on Instagram. “Look who I ran into today!” she captioned the shot. “My favorite gardener!!!! #DesperateHousewives #OneOfMyFavPeople”

Which Desperate Housewives reunion do you like best? Don’t miss Telenovela, airing Mondays at 8:30 p.m. EST on NBC.

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