Eva Longoria took to Instagram to share her sad news that her dog of 15 years has died after suffering a stroke.
Eva Longoria is pregnant with her first child and has taken the loss of her pet dog particularly hard.
The 43-year-old actress revealed that Jinxy was her ‘baby before this baby’ and that he will be missed by many people as he died in her arms.
Writing on Instagram next to a collection of pictures of her dog, the actress said: ‘So the day I’ve been dreading happened last night. Jinxy passed away in my arms at the vet. He had a stroke that he just couldn’t come back from.’
Eva explained that Jinxy had suffered a stroke that he was not able to bounce back from but that he had lived an impressive, fun-filled life and was the ripe-old age of 96 in dog years.
She said: ‘He was 15 years old (96 in dog years) and he filled those years with lots of love and laughter. He was my baby before this baby in my belly came along. I’m so sad but know that he’s out of his suffering. Anyone who knew me, knew Jinxy. He will be missed by many. I love you Jinxy 💔’.
Jinxy has featured on several magazine shoots with Eva and always looked ready for the camera.
Eva’s fans have bene quick to offer their condolences to the star and over 480,000 people have liked the post.
One person said: ‘@evalongoria I’m so heart broken for you. 😢 but almost 2 years ago I lost my other dog I loved so much. And I know the pain & sadness I felt for him. He was 14 years old. Hugs to you.🙏🏼’.
Another person commented: ‘He has made you know how to be a mum x much love 💕 x’.
A third added: ‘So sorry for your loss. They are like our children aren’t they. I hope your heart will feel better in time. RIP Jinxy!’