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Zoe Saldana Responds to 'Buzz' About Marco Perego Taking Her Last Name

Zoe Saldana Responds to 'Buzz' About Marco Perego Taking Her Last Name

Zoe Saldana has taken to her Facebook account to address her husband Marco 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.”

Click inside to read the entirety of Zoe Saldana’s Facebook post about her husband taking her name…

Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner's surname, or she keeps…

Posted by Zoe Saldana on Monday, June 8, 2015

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  • plez

    She talks a lot for someone who screams for privacy.

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  • mafragias

    she makes a statement … a good statement in my opinion, that needs to be heard. if you think that’s “a lot”, you need to rethink your opinion.

  • CB

    What a load of rubbish. Her dirty fingerprints are all over “his decision.” What an absolute insult to his family in Italy. It may be different in the U.S but coming from a European family this is not “normal”. It’s a slap in the face to his heritage.

  • Stella

    Hopefully he didn’t give up his last name entirely, but instead maybe they both took on each other’s names like Aaron Taylor Johnson did with his wife. Now if he’s totally known as Saldana and not Perego then this is a little weird like always carrying her purse.

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