The former Desperate Housewives beauty has been dating Televisa network boss Jose Antonio Baston since 2013, and on Sunday (13Dec15), she announced on Instagram her beau had popped the question during a trip to the United Arab Emirates.

Alongside a photo of the couple kissing in Dubai, where the star and her man attended the Global Gift Gala at the Dubai International Film Festival on Saturday (12Dec15), she wrote, "Ummmm so this happened....#Engaged #Dubai #Happiness."

In the sweet snap, Eva, 40, is shown wearing a ruby and diamond engagement ring.

The happy couple went on to toast the exciting news at a private dinner party with friends in the city on Monday and the guests were all photographed holding up sparklers during the gathering.

The wedding will be Eva's third - she was previously married to actor Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004 and French basketball star Tony Parker from 2007 to 2011.