Eva Longoria's ex-husband is engaged again.

Tony Parker has confirmed he is preparing to tie the knot with French journalist Axelle Francine, two and a half years after splitting from former 'Desperate Housewives' star, Eva, amid rumours he cheated on her.

The San Antonio Spurs star, 31, was spotted shopping for engagement rings last week and told a fan on Twitter on Wednesday

(26.06.13) that his favourite way to relax after a basketball game is to "spend time with my fiancé".

He also hinted that the couple are planning an exotic honeymoon and said his three favourite places to go on holiday are "The Maldives, Tahiti and a safari anywhere in Africa".

A source recently predicted that the couple, who began dating in February 2012, would walk down the aisle.

The insider said: "He's madly in love with her."

Eva, who graduated from university with a Masters Degree in Chicano Studies last month, previously opened up about her devastation following her divorce from French-born Tony after three years of marriage.

She said: "I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee.

"So people kept saying, you look amazing. Divorce agrees with you. And I was like, I don't feel good. I have no energy. I didn't know I was depressed. I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn't categorise myself as depressed."