“Desperate Housewives” Stars Eva Longoria and Jesse Metcalfe Reunite on “Flamin’ Hot” Red Carpet

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It’s been nearly 20 years since Gabrielle Solis ogled her teenage gardener, John Rowland, in the 2004 premiere of ABC’s hit dramedy “Desperate Housewives.” But on Friday night, it was like no time at all had passed when Eva Longoria and Jesse Metcalfe reunited on the red carpet for the premiere of her directorial debut, “Flamin’ Hot.” The former costars greeted each other like old friends and gamely posed for a series of nostalgic photos.

Longoria and Metcalfe smiled, laughed, and even held hands during their red carpet reunion. The sweet snaps are a reminder that even though the former costars often go long stretches without seeing one another, they always show up for each other when it matters the most. For instance, when Metcalfe appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2020, Longoria was quick to support her pal.

“She’s always been a very supportive and loving friend,” Metcalfe told Hello! at the time. “We don’t stay in that close in contact but whenever we see each other it’s like not a day has gone by since we’ve seen each other.”

Given how Longoria showed her “Desperate Housewives” costar support in the past, it’s only fitting that he showed up to celebrate the premiere of her new movie, “Flamin’ Hot” (now streaming on Hulu). After the premiere, the “Chesapeake Shores” actor reshared a post from a fan page featuring one of the red carpet photos he took with Longoria on his Instagram Story, alongside a message for his friend. “So happy for Eva! The movie was great!” he captioned the photo.

Metcalfe was far from the only celebrity to attend the premiere of the movie, which is inspired by the true story of Richard Montañez, who is the face of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Gina Rodriguez and her husband, Joe LoCicero, along with Becky G, Francia Raisa, and Jordana Brewster were also among the stars in attendance.

Related: Why Latine Communities Need Eva Longoria’s New Film, “Flamin’ Hot”

See photos from Metcalfe and Longoria’s reunion ahead!

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