Through thick and thin. Eva Longoria has come to her former Desperate Housewives costar Felicity Huffman’s defense following her alleged involvement in the college admissions bribery scandal.

“I think she has a heart that is bigger than the sun and that’s the Felicity I know and that’s the woman I choose to support and love,” Eva, 44, told Entertainment Tonight at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Grants Banquet on on Wednesday, July 31. “She was humbled by what happened and I think she did handle it with as much grace as she could in that situation.”

Eva Longoria Defends Felicity Huffman Bribery Scandal
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The actress, 56, was arrested on March 10, and later released on a $250,000 bond. Felicity was among the 50 or more individuals accused of paying bribes to universities in exchange for their child’s acceptance into prestigious schools. Lori Loughlin is accused of partaking in the scheme as well.

Back in April, Felicity took full responsibility for her actions and pleaded guilty. “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” Huffman said in a statement. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.”

The actress was accused of paying $15,000 to a fake charity that was linked to the scandal’s ringleader, Rick Singer. As a result of her “donation” her daughter Sofia Grace Macy’s SAT scores were boosted. “I had no knowledge of Mr. Singer paying (others). Everything else (prosecutors) said I did, I did,” the Golden Globe winner said in court, according to CNN. A source told Us Weekly that Felicity “was crying” when she confessed to the crime. She could face a jail sentence of up to four to 10 months.

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