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Zoe Saldana and her husband have a modern romance.
Two years ago this month, The Guardians of the Galaxy actress secretly tied the knot with the artist. Now, the 36-year-old beauty reveals that — in a contemporary twist — Marco Perego Saldana adopted her surname after they exchanged vows.
"I tried to talk him out of it," Zoe admitted in the July issue of InStyle magazine. "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.'"
Truth be told, Marco is probably just happy Zoe is remembering his name these days. When she was pregnant with their twins — Cy and Bowie were born in November — she sometimes called him by something else altogether.
"My husband's name is Marco, and there have been a couple of times I've called him Michael," she said during an interview on E! last year. "I have like Dori brain from [Finding] Nemo — I reset like every three seconds."
Name mix-ups aside, Zoe said now that they've welcomed their sons, they've become even closer as a couple.
"Since I've been with Marco, I've been lowering my guard," she told InStyle. Finally 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. I don't want to be separate. I want my church. I want to live inside the religion of our own little family."
The Church of Saldana is a sweet, sweet thing.