updated 03/15/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/15/2011 AT 1:55 PM ET
“Every time I talk about it, I want to cry. It’s been hard. Very hard,” Longoria, 36, says in the April cover story. “I’m just trying to get through it as gracefully as possible without any drama.”
As she begins to move on, Longoria has found a new beau (Eduardo Cruz) and says she leans on her Desperate Housewives costars. “Some people collect plates and stamps and coins. I collect people, I collect amazing, smart, interesting women,” she says.
Longoria, who will star alongside Christian Slater in summer comedy Without Men, concludes, “I’m in a transition stage, settling into a new routine – and I welcome it.”