During an interview on Thursday on the Piers Morgan Tonight show, Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria broke her silence and disclosed how she felt about her divorce from now ex-husband, Tony Parker.

Eva was originally on the show to promote her new cookbook, but ended up talking openly about her heartbreaking divorce. She confessed that she felt: “embarrassed by the split because it had to play out so publicly … It was devastating to go through on its own, much less publicly.”

After being together for 7 years and married for just over 3 years, Longoria went on to explain:

“Marriage in my family is really a sacred sacrament. It wasn’t something we did frivolously. And our mantra was: Divorce is not an option. We always would kid about that: ‘I’ll kill him before I divorce him!’ I guess the relationship ran its course. It was disappointing because I had such an identity in being Mrs. Parker and being a wife. When that’s taken away from you, you go, ‘Who am I?”

So does the 36-year-old regret anything that has happened and how does she feel about Parker now?

“I do not regret getting married nor do I regret getting divorced. So many people want me to hate him, want me to destroy him. But I don’t, I wish nothing but the best for him. I want him to be happy. He’s not a bad person. I do believe in forgiving and forgetting.

A really good friend of mine said, ‘Hold onto the love and not the loss. There was a reason why we got married, there was a reason why we fell in love, there was a reason why we were together seven years. I just choose to hold onto that.”