Zoe Saldana: Husband Took Her Last Name, Is Now Marco Saldana

Zoe Saldana’s husband took her last name. The actress revealed the decision in an interview with InStyle Magazine, saying that her husband, Marco Perego, would be “emasculated” if he gave up his last name for hers, but he “insisted.” According to Refinery 29, Marco was happy to take his wife’s last name, and wanted to do so. He didn’t seem to care what the rest of the world would think, and now he’s officially Mr. Saldana.

“I tried to talk him out of it. 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.”

Marco’s response?

“Ah Zoe, I don’t give a s**t.”

Zoe Saldana’s husband took her last name in a very rare occurrence. Generally, women take the last name of their spouse, or they hyphenate their maiden last name with their new surname. Some don’t change their name at all. However, most men don’t take their wives’ last names, and that could be for multiple reasons. For starters, it’s not traditional. For many men, doing this is emasculating, as Saldana mentioned during her interview.

According to Mail Online, Zoe and Marco Saldana, both 36, seem to be very happy together. They have been raising their twins, Cy and Bowie, for five months now. In her interview, Zoe talked about her relationship, and just how comfortable she is with her husband. She says this is really the first time that she has been in a relationship of this nature, and that she really loves Marco and the life they share.

“Since I’ve been with Marco, I’ve been lowering my guard. When we had our boys, I looked at my husband and I realized: I was meant for you and you were meant for me. I’ve always felt comfortable around men as long as they were friends. Now I finally feel comfortable with my lover.”

Aside from news that Zoe Saldana’s husband took her last name, the Star Trek actress recently opened up about the pressure to lose weight after she gave birth to twins. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Zoe has had a hard time getting herself back in shape, but she’s doing it.

“Bouncing back feels impossible, but I know it is important as a woman, and now a mommy, to not give up. I am determined to get my energy back and find balance for my body before these little guys start walking, and before I go back to work….. my clock is ticking.”

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