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Zoe Saldana Doesn't Let Her Sons Play at Other Kids' Houses

Zoe Saldana Doesn't Let Her Sons Play at Other Kids' Houses

Zoe Saldana loves to let her kids have a free environment at home and she doesn’t let them go to other kids’ houses so that they don’t lose that freedom.

“Our kids are free,” the 38-year-old actress told People at the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World.

“We’re rambunctious. We’re a loud family, and we don’t stop from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. And literally, we just don’t have any play dates,” Zoe added. “You can always come to our house, our doors are open. But we don’t ever want them to be exposed to negligence, or to someone getting angry with them for just being boys.”

Zoe is fine with other kids coming to her house, but she wants to make sure her kids are safe and prefers them to always play at her own home.

Zoe and her husband Marco Perego are the parents of three boys – two-year-old twins Cy and Bowie, as well as three-month-old Zen.

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  • Jen

    Lol. Kinda weird argument….

  • Anna

    How do expect your kids to be free when you’re sheltering them and stopping them from gaining experience of what other people’s homelife is like? Jesus, these celebrities are so far up their own asses.

  • lost_girl

    as a mother myself, i tend to do this same thing with sleep overs, my daughter goes to like one friends house, becuase i trust her with this woman, as we’ve been friends for 10 years

  • Effy

    I get not wanting to have play dates with parents you don’t know well enough. But my goodness, you’re kids aren’t THAT special. I bet these kids don’t have structure. I didn’t realize how pretentious she is.

  • Samantha McCracken Snyder

    She probably doesn’t say no either. It may stunt their creativity. She is raising brats. These are the kids that are screaming their heads off while their parents do absolutely nothing on an airplane or in a restaurant so you can’t enjoy your meal that you paid for.

  • Casey C

    bet she’s a mother that excuses all bad behaviour with – boys will be boys, rather than hold her kids accountable. going to be brats iwth no boundaries, just screaming all day long

  • Kaytee

    Agreed. They need to learn not every family is the same. This is definitely gonna stunt their growth. I get what’s she’s saying but you can’t bubble wrap kids.

  • Kaytee

    Man are they in for a rude awakening one day… Poor kids

  • TaraTeller

    so basically she’s raising special little hellion snowflakes who think they can do and say anything whenever they want. I bet they don’t have a lot of kids coming over to play.

  • TaraTeller

    ^THIS

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Translation: HER darling precious ones shouldn’t have to be subjected to the rules and manners of others. That shit is for the peons.

    (I really can’t stand this arrogant woman.)

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Translation: HER darling precious ones shouldn’t have to be subjected to the rules and manners of others. That shit is for the peons.

    (I really can’t stand this arrogant woman.)

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Her kids can’t do anything wrong. She doesn’t want them at other people’s homes because she doesn’t want HER precious darlings to have to obey other peoples house rules and respect other people’s belongings and spaces.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Her kids can’t do anything wrong. She doesn’t want them at other people’s homes because she doesn’t want HER precious darlings to have to obey other peoples house rules and respect other people’s belongings and spaces.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Play dates are VITAL to children’s socialization – not just on their own turf, either. She is making a huge mistake. I also don’t believe that other kids come to her home. Maybe they do once, but I bet it doesn’t get repeated.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    It’s going to make them arrogant, spoiled, and self-centered … just like their mother!

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    She’s the fucking worst.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    She’s not referring mainly to safety. She’s referring to her kids having to follow the rules of other people’s homes.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    YES, and don’t bother inviting me to your house if I can’t do what I want, when I want.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    No kidding. Do you think Will Smith’s kids had playdates? Not damn likely.

  • Raquelle Worthington

    Who the hell is having negligent play dates? Most parents are more vigilant when they have someone else’s children in their home than when it is just their own kids, and we all know we clean our houses like the freakin’ Queen of England is coming by when we are going to have another mom and her kids over. She is just making excuses for raising a bunch of Hollywood assh*les. Toddlers don’t need freedom, they need structure, boundaries and loving correction. They will have plenty of freedom when they are kind, productive, responsible adults, that respect the world as much as they respect themselves.

  • Desiree Edwards

    Her kids must be very wild and crazy…no home training is what i suspect!

  • Sara

    Dumbest parenting decision ever. Your kids need to learn when to speak up and when to be quiet, how to follow rules, how to get along with other people, how to put other people’s needs before their own. Her children are going to grow up with a full on case of special snowflake syndrome.

  • Sara

    Guess she’s going to have to homeschool too. Or pay off the teachers to let her kids be total brats with no consequences.

  • Sara

    Will Smith’s kids were raised just like this and look at them now. They think they are so smart, with so much knowledge of the world, when really they are just smartass little shit’s who know nothing about real life.

  • Gina

    Her kids are probably rude as hell.

  • Cooper

    I can’t stand this let kid choose and be free bullshit. It’s proven kids need stability, structure, and discipline. There’s other ways for kids to express themselves than being rambunctious without borders. I mean gasp if they get yelled at 🙄.

  • Cooper

    It sounded like she was relating negligence with discipline. I mean who doesn’t he angry with kids who act up. You tell and tell them to straighten up. No one is saying beat them.

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  • Debi Klein

    Can’t shelter them forever. There is a whole world out there that they need to be exposed to, if they want to survive. It’s all a learning lesson and they can’t learn, what you refuse to teach.

  • Kim

    “We’re rambunctious. We’re a loud family, and we don’t stop from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. .. … or to someone getting angry with them for just being boys.”
    This reads like her sons are never told no and can to whatever they want. She seems very small-minded about what boys apparently need to behave like. All kids, boys and girls, also need to learn at a young age what it is like to adjust every now and then to a different surroundings and learn to share and play with other kids and not always have their own way. Interesting way of parenting. But her kids so her choice, I guess.

  • suzybel

    Ya, like those kids are going to grow up normal.

  • totalobvi

    To be fair to Zoe, not that she doesn’t come off super pretentious from that statement, her children are only two and six months old. Once they get older and have actual friends I’m sure she’ll relax those rules a little bit after the over protectiveness wears off.

  • Kim

    Another thing that kind of pisses me off: “…or to someone getting angry with them for just being boys.”
    So how should young boys behave according to her? Wild, uncontrolled, doing whatever they want? I remember there was recently a lot of fuss over a tshirt being for sale for young kids with the text “Boys will be boys” as a lot felt it tried to say it was OK for a boy/man to behave a certain way. I always thought Zoe was someone who believed in not being categorized as an actor of non caucasian background. Yet she shelters and categorizing her boys to make sure they are able to freely to boys things. Weird.