updated 04/07/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/09/2012 AT 4:45 PM ET
It’s going to take more than a breakup to get Eva Longoria down.
The Desperate Housewives star, who recently split from boyfriend Eduardo Cruz, tells PEOPLE that she’s still a sucker for love.
“I don’t really have a philosophy on love,” Longoria said at the Pepsi NEXT launch event in New York’s Times Square Thursday, adding, “but I am a hopeless romantic.”
Longoria, 37, and Cruz, 27, dated for more than a year before they decided to split last month. But the two seem to be on great terms: they had a cozy post-split date in Los Angeles last weekend.