London: 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria says she has received many compliments since her separation from husband Tony Parker.

The 36-year-old who split from basketball star Parker after three years of marriage is amazed by how many people have told her she looks younger and better ever since her marriage ended, a website reported.


"I'm going, 'Wow!' I think divorce agrees with me," Longoria said.

The actress also admitted she is no longer speaking to her former spouse.

Longoria who is now dating Eduardo Cruz says her divorce taught not to be subservient to a man and she is now proud to be her own person.

"For me, being a woman, I realised you cannot identify yourself through a man or through your marriage or through a partner. I think it's our nature to be socially constructed that way. To just be inferior or subservient and you don't have to be. You can be yourself and really hold your own by yourself no matter what partnership you're in," she added.

(Agencies)