Zoe Saldana Responds to 'Buzz' About Marco Perego Taking Her Last Name
“Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner’s surname, or she keeps hers. I’ve been made aware that a comment I made regarding my marriage has garnered some attention. I felt proud that my husband decided to take my last name as his own… and I his. I shared my hesitation with him when he told me about his decision, not only did he say, ‘I don’t give a shhheeeetttt!!’ (with a very strong Italian accent!!) he also asked me, ‘Why not? What are you so afraid of?’ And it made me wonder… What am I so afraid of?” the 36-year-old actress wrote after the story broke that Marco chose to break tradition and take her last name.
“Why is it so surprising, shocking- eventful that a man would take his wife’s surname? Women have never been asked if its ok for them to give up their names — why doesn’t that make the news?,” Zoe added. “Let’s redefine masculinity. A real ‘man’ leads along side his partner. A real man accepts his mortality. A real man acknowledges that nothing can be done alone. I hope that the ‘buzz’ behind this topic isn’t just for gossip — but an inspiration for us all to look within and see what is truly important.”
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