With his divorce from Eva Longoria monopolizing headlines this week, NBA star Tony Parker is finally speaking out about the separation.

"Eva and I have been discussing our situation privately," he said in a statement to PEOPLE. "I was aware that she would be filing for divorce in Los Angeles."

The basketball player also addressed the rumor that he had filed first earlier this week in Texas. "I did not file for divorce in Texas and did not hire divorce attorneys in either Texas or California. We plan to continue to keep our discussions of this matter private," he said.

Longoria filed for divorce Tuesday after reportedly finding hundreds of text messages on Parker's phone from Erin Barry, the wife of Parker's former San Antonio Spurs teammate Brent Barry. Parker has since denied any physical relationship with Barry.

The actress cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and requested spousal support. The couple, which married in 2007, has a prenuptial agreement.