Nollywood actress, Zoe Saldana has been happily married to award-winning artist Marco Perego Saldana since 2013. The couple knew the moment they met that they were going to spend the rest of their lives together.
In an interview for Marie Claire in 2014, Saldana said, “I don’t do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew.”
Who Is Marco Perego Saldana?
Marco Perego Saldana is a famous artist and former soccer player. He is the husband of famous actress Zoe Saldana. Zoe Saldana’s husband, Marco Perego Saldana, was born in Italy and spent years perfecting his soccer skills before being selected to play for a professional team in Venice, per Oprah Daily.20 Apr 2022.
However, Perego Saldana suffered a career-ending leg injury when he was 21 years old and had to give up his dreams of playing the sport professionally. Instead of letting this define him, he packed his bags and headed for New York City to pursue his passion for art.
Marco Perego Saldana Change In Career
Perego Saldana quickly made a name for himself in the art world, and his paintings sell for upwards of $30,000 each according to a report by OBSERVER.He was well-established when he met Saldana on a flight to New York.
Marco Perego Saldana Takes Zoe Saldana’s Last Name
When Zoe Saldana first met Italian artist Marco Perego at a party, she jokes that she ran the opposite way because she thought he was a player. When they discreetly got hitched after just three months of dating, Marco surprised Zoe by insisting on taking on her last name.
She told InStyle magazine (via Buzzfeed) that she was the one nervous to buck tradition. “I tried to talk him out of it. ‘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.'” Her hubby shrugged it off with a simple, “Ah Zoe, I don’t give a s**t.”