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Zoe Saldana: I’m a happy example!

Published 16/06/2015

Marco and Zoe Saldana
Marco and Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana thinks it’s “disgusting” for people to discriminate against married men who choose to adopt their wife’s last name.

The 36-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy actress shares seven-month-old twin boys Bowie and Cy with her husband Marco Perego, who she married in 2013.

Zoe recently revealed he adopted her surname after they tied the knot and she hopes going public with this information has helped people.

"If my husband and I, what we're doing in our lives serves as an example then we're happy," she told ETonline.

Zoe and Marco received a number of responses to their revelation from fans.

Some people thought it was wonderful and others derided Marco for choosing to adopt his wife’s last name.

Zoe finds the public response absolutely fascinating, albeit somewhat disturbing at times.

"But I'm very happy that people are talking about [it]," she noted. "For men to be discriminated and picked on for wanting to take on their partner's name, for their masculinity to be put into question, I think it's disgusting. It shouldn't be that way."

However, Zoe quickly discovered she and Marco weren’t alone in their decision.

"But we realised that by our fans writing to us that people have been doing this since the beginning of time,” she noted. “We're just the only ones that live in a public eye and it makes the news.

"That's what really made us feel so happy... We felt that we're not alone.”

Zoe started dating Italian artist Marco in March 2013. The pair married the following June and officially confirmed her pregnancy in August 2014.

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