Actress Eva Longoria Parker has laughed off persistent rumours of tensions on the Desperate Housewives set, insisting cast members are all “dear friends” to her, reports.

The gossip website notes the show has long been dogged with reports of fighting between the stars, who include Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman.

But Longoria Parker has dismissed the rumours, because she feels “gifted” to be onset with the other actresses.

She tells Glamour magazine, “The women on the show are dear friends of mine. It’s been such a gift for me to be in their presence and learn not only from their acting abilities but from their life experiences.

“If this were a show about four men, it wouldn’t even be an issue.”