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Did Tony Parker Cheat With Former Teammate's Wife Erin Barry?

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By Jason Beahm on November 18, 2010 12:18 PM

Oh no he didn't.

According to celebrity news reports, Tony Parker's "other woman," was the wife of former Spurs teammate Brent Barry, Erin Barry. Parker's wife, Eva Longoria filed for divorce after reports came out that Parker was texting (or sexting) with another woman. Adding even more fuel to the story is news that Brent Barry, who now works as an NBATV analyst just filed for divorce on October 29, 2010. Perhaps he knew the news before Longoria?

Parker and Longoria released nearly identical statements saying that, "It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Tony and I have decided to divorce. We love each other deeply and pray for each other's happiness." The couple didn't have any children, but the Barrys have two sons. It's an understandably complicated situation.

So now the question for the formers couples: what happens to their stuff?

California and Texas, as well as nine other states, are community property states. In community property states, all amounts earned through the community labor of married residents are presumptively community property, which means that they are owned together, equally, by the husband and wife. By contrast, items acquired through gift, bequest or devise to an individual spouse remain that spouse's separate property.

However, community property only applies in the absence of a martial agreement. In the case of Tony Parker and Eva Longoria, we already know that there is a prenuptial agreement. It was signed on June 21, 2007 and amended in June, 2009. Therefore the division of Parker and Longoria's assets will be according to the prenup, as long as it is valid.

It is unknown whether the Erin Barry and Eric Barry had a prenuptuial agreement.

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