01/03/2012 04:25 pm ET

Eva Longoria Divorce: Actress Opens Up About Post-Split Weight Loss In Health Magazine

Eva Longoria dished on her post-divorce weight loss in the January issue of Health, revealing that the stress of her November 2010 split from NBA star Tony Parker took a toll on her body -- which everybody noticed.

"I remember after my divorce, I was so thin and everyone kept saying how great I looked," the Desperate Housewives actress told Health.

But that doesn't mean that Longoria was satisfied with her new look: "It was probably the most unhealthy place I've ever been. So it was funny what people would see as 'healthy.' In my worst time, people were saying I've never looked better."

The starlet also revealed how she remains an "everlasting, hopeless optimist:" "Even after my divorce, everybody was like, 'Wow, you bounced back so quick. I was like, 'I am not letting this take over. Something great is around the corner -- I can't wait to see what's going to happen.'"

Longoria and Parker had been married for three years before calling it quits in 2010, amid rumors of Parker's infidelity. It was Longoria's second marriage; her first to actor Tyler Christopher ended in 2004. That doesn't mean the star has given up on love, though; Longoria is currently dating Eduardo Cruz, brother of actress Penelope Cruz.