The actress and her fiancé, Tony Parker, tied the knot in a civil ceremony in Paris; a big reception still ahead
Tony Parker y Eva Longoria
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Eva Longoria, 32, and basketball player Tony Parker, 25, were married in a civil ceremony as required by French law. The private ceremony took place at the Mairie (City Hall), near the cathedral of Notre Dame.

“They are married. They were married here by the Mayor of Paris, Monsieur Bertrand Delanoë,” said a spokesperson for the 4th Arrondissement district to Adding, “Their international reputations cannot escape me – but for me they are just Eva and Tony – two young people, very appealing, who love each other and who are at a very important moment in their life.”

Only close family members and a handful of the couple's friends attended the low-key ceremony.

The newlyweds will hold a religious ceremony at the Church of Saint Germain L'Auxerriois on Saturday. Guests – some 250 – include Desperate Housewives pals Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Nicollette Sheridan, James Denton, Ricardo Chavira and the show's creator Marc Cherry. Marcia Cross declined due to her new twin babies.

A lavish reception will follow at the Chateau of Vaux Le Vicomte just outside Paris, says a source. “It's going to be a fairy-tale wedding.”

“Paris is such a romantic city,” says the same source close to the couple. “They are so excited to get married there.”