The Desperate Housewives star told the Loose Women all about her friendship with Victoria Beckham on Tuesday

Though we may not see her smile much, Victoria Beckham is apparently a real joker behind the scenes – at least, according to close friend Eva Longoria.

The Hollywood actress visited the ladies of Loose Women earlier today and gave viewers an exclusive insight into her friendship with the designer. Eva explained that while they initially met through their sportsman husbands (Eva divorced from French basketball player Tony Parker in 2010), they’ve been tight ever since.

She gushed about Victoria to hosts Ruth Langsford and Coleen Nolan: ‘She’s an amazing woman, an amazing mum, an amazing business woman and an amazing wife and she’s really funny.’

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Despite being famous for having a constant pout, Victoria is not always the tough cookie that some may think she is – Eva continued: ‘She smiles and laughs a lot…and she makes me laugh more importantly.’

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Clearly this is real friendship, as on the weekend Eva even lent a hand at the designer’s Dover Street store on the weekend… how kind! Earlier on in her UK trip, 40-year-old Eva was in Oxford, where she addressed members of the Oxford Union on her life in the spotlight.

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