11/30/2006 AT 01:55 PM EST
11/30/2006 AT 12:35 PM EST
Eva Longoria and NBA star Tony Parker are engaged, PEOPLE has confirmed.
"Eva and Tony are officially engaged," Longoria's rep, Liza Anderson, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "The couple have never been happier."
Parker, a point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, flew into Los Angeles after his game on Wednesday night and surprised Longoria at her home as she got off work, according to the actress's rep, who added: "The proposal was romantic and perfect."
The couple plans to wed in France next summer in what they describe as a "big, happy ceremony with lots of family and friends."
Longoria, 31, and the French-born Parker, 24, met in November 2004. Though they played coy at first, by August 2005, the Desperate Housewives
star confirmed they were a couple, asking PEOPLE rhetorically, "What's not to like?"
The pair weathered a brief split
in September but quickly rekindled their relationship
in Paris. The couple took in the sights, partied at the VIP Room and dined at the famed Le Coupe-Chou in the City of Light.
Longoria told PEOPLE in April she is happiest when in a relationship – and said she expects to stay with Parker "forever."