Hatcher (left) and Kay
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11/17/2006 AT 04:20 PM EST
Teri Hatcher confirms that she is dating Eva Longoria's ex-boyfriend, director Stephen Kay, in a story Extra
is set to air Friday. The two met through a mutual friend.
And Longoria, who is currently in a relationship
with basketball star Tony Parker, has given her Desperate Housewives
costar her blessing. "Eva and Tony have never been happier together, and Eva wishes the same happiness for Teri," her publicist, Liza Anderson, said in a statement.
Longoria and Kay were linked in 2004, and he directed her in a television movie, The Dead Will Tell.
His other directing credits include the horror flick Boogeyman
and an episode of the television show Friday Night Lights.
In March, Hatcher was photographed kissing Ryan Seacrest,
but the actress revealed on The Oprah Winfrey Show
that the romance did not develop after he called her and said, "I don't think I can do this with you."
Longoria began dating Parker in 2005 and has described their first meeting – in the San Antonio Spurs' locker room – as lust at first sight.