Eva Longoria has revealed she's proud of her former Desperate Housewives co-star Jesse Metcalfe's success.

Dallas star Jesse played the gardener lover of Eva's feisty housewife Gabrielle Solis on the US TV show, which drew to an end this year after eight seasons.

Eva told The Sun: "When (Jesse) was in our show, he was a baby.

"And now he has matured into this amazing man and amazing actor. I love him dearly and wish him all the best."

Eva - who recently announced she's dating American footballer Mark Sanchez - revealed that the other cast members helped her find her feet when she joined the show back in 2004.

"When we started off, the other girls had shows before. So I was kind of the new one and they took me under their wings.

"We talked about so much: marriage, babes, divorce. We evolved together."