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Zoe Saldana Reveals Her Husband Took Her Name

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(NEW YORK) — So, Zoe Saldana’s husband, Marco, did something very 21st century: He took her last name, not the other way around.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star spoke to InStyle magazine for its latest issue, on newsstands Friday, and explained that she told him not to do it, not to become Marco Saldana. His last name before was Perego.

“I tried to talk him out of it. 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,'” she told the magazine. “But Marco looks up at me and says [she puts on a cute Italian accent], ‘Ah, Zoe, I don’t give a sheet.’”

The actress, 36, also spoke about having twin boys recently and how motherhood has only made her relationship stronger.

“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,” she added. “I’ve always felt comfortable around men as long as they were my friends. Now I finally feel comfortable with my lover.”

She also talked about losing baby weight after having twins and gaining 70 pounds during her pregnancy last year.

“I don’t want to get back to where I used to be. I want to feel healthy, and not just fit into the old jeans I used to wear,” she said. “I’m a woman now. My body has changed forever. It’s softer…and stronger.”

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