Desperate Housewives beauty MARCIA CROSS empathises with her character in the new TV hit - she too is seeking a life of housework.

The 44-year-old spent years overcoming her actor husband Richard Jordan's death in 1994, and hasn't had any serious relationships since.

But she's now ready to find true love again and, unlike her screen persona BREE VAN DE KAMP, craves domestic bliss.

She says, "I'm really desperate for a boyfriend. My joke is that I'm desperate to be a housewife."

18/01/2005 14:09