Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Zoe Saldana’s Husband Takes Her Last Name

Artist Marco Perego (L) and actress Zoe Saldana attend the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California
Artist Marco Perego (L) and actress Zoe Saldana attend the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California

*So, your man says he wants to take your last name when you marry, would you be down for it?

In an interview for InStyle, Zoe Saldana revealed that her husband, Italian artist Marco Perego, decided to take her last name when they wed in 2013.

The actress said she was not initially moved by the sweet gesture, fearing it would be a bad look on his career.

“I tried to talk him out of it,” she admitted. “[I told him], ‘If you use my name, you’re going to be emasculated by your community of artists, by your Latin community of men, by the world.’ But Marco looks up at me and says: ‘Ah Zoe, I don’t give a s**t.”

Damn, he’s sexy and confident, great qualities in a man!

In the interview, The “Star Trek Beyond” star also talks about how motherhood has changed her marriage and her thoughts on what her post-pregnancy body should be like.

“I don’t want to get back to where I used to be,” Saldana told InStyle. “I want to feel healthy, and not just fit into the old jeans I used to wear. I’m a woman now. My body has changed forever. It’s softer… and stronger.”

Saldana and Marco welcomed twin boys, Cy Ardio and Bowie Ezio, last year. Since then, she has been vocal on social media about her struggles with motherhood. She not only turned to Twitter for breastfeeding advice, she also opened up on Facebook about the “dramatic changes” her body underwent after the birth of her sons. She posted:

As you all know, we welcomed twin boys last November. Yes, by far, the most amazing experience of my life, but also a very challenging experience when it pertains to my body. I’m sure moms across the world (and dads sometimes) can identify with what I’m about to say.

Your body changes dramatically, inside and out. You grow in places you never knew you could, and you are tired beyond belief. In some cases more than others, your body experiences a kind of trauma through childbirth that is difficult to explain unless you’ve had that experience. My case was like that, everything from my thyroid to my platelets crashed.

The 37-year-old first-time mom ended her long message, which you can read here, by inviting other mothers to share their own struggles and support each other.

“I know many of you have gone through this or are going through it as we speak,” Saldana said in the Facebook post. “Let’s do it together. Let’s talk about it, hear each other out, and seek advice when we need it.”


Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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