All about Zoe Saldaña’s family, marriage, husband and kids

Who is Zoe Saldaña?

Zoe Saldaña is an American actress best known for starring in blockbuster movies like “Star Trek”, “Avatar” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”. She has appeared in three of the highest-grossing films of all time and was the second-highest-paid film actress in 2019.

Saldaña is also known for her role as “Amy Wheeler” in the Netflix romantic drama miniseries “From Scratch”.

Zoe Saldaña’s full name is Zoë Yadira Saldaña-Perego. She was born on June 19, 1978, in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. She is 44 years old as of November 2022.

About Zoe Saldaña’s parents

Zoe Saldaña spent her early childhood in Jackson Heights, New York. She was born to Aridio Saldaña (father) and Asalia Nazario (mother). Sadly, her father died in a car accident in 1987 when Zoe was just nine years old.

After the death of her father, Zoe Saldaña moved to the Dominican Republic with her mom and two sisters where she was raised by her step-father Dagoberto Galan. In an interview with Wired in 2014, Zoe Saldaña stated that she is 3/4 Dominican and 1/4 Puerto Rican.

About Zoe Saldaña’s father – Aridio Saldaña

Zoe Saldaña’s dad Aridio Saldaña is from the Dominican Republic. He got married to Asalia Nazario (Zoe Saldaña’s mother) and they have three children together. He passed away in a car accident in 1987. In an interview with Emmy Magazine in August 2022, Zoe reflected on how difficult things were for them after the death of her father.

She recalled how her grandmother broke the news of how he had been involved in a car accident.

She said:

I remember her drinking coffee and saying “We’re going to get through this. Papa wants us to get through this. But please understand this part of life: Death came knocking and took one of us.

About Zoe Saldaña’s mother- Asalia Nazario

Zoe Saldaña’s mom Asalia Nazario is a Puerto Rican woman. She got married to Aridio Saldaña (Zoe Saldaña’s father) and they have three children together. After the death of Aridio, Asalia moved to the Dominican Republic where they lived with her new lover Dagoberto Galan. There is no other information about her.

Zoe Saldaña’s siblings

Zoe Saldaña is the eldest of three children born to her parents. The actress also has a half-brother named Nipo. All together, Saldaña’s siblings include Cisley Saldaña, Mariel Saldaña and Nipo.

a. Cisely Saldaña

Cisely Saldaña is the younger sister of Zoe Saldaña. She is an actress and film producer best known for her work in projects like Rosemary’s Baby (2014), Zoe Saldaña Presents My Hero (2014), and A Kiss Of Chaos (2009). Cisely was speculated to be in a relationship with American actor Brandon Flynn in 2017, but they’ve not made any appearance since then.

b. Mariel Saldaña

Mariel Saldaña is the second younger sister of Zoe Saldaña. She is an actress just like her two sisters. There is no information about her early and personal life. In May 2006, Mariel and Zoe Saldaña established “Cinestar Pictures LLC”. The company aims to design and produce media for film and television in a variety of genres while maintaining a high degree of quality. There is no other information about her.

c. Nipo

Nipo is the younger-half brother of Zoe Saldaña from her mother’s other relationship. He is a Dominican artist and producer. Nipo’s birth name is Carlos Dogoberto Galán Pepén. He was born on August 9, 1981, in Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic. He is 41 years old as of November 2022. There is no other information about him.

Zoe Saldaña’s marriage and wedding

As of November 2022, Zoe Saldaña is happily married to her husband Marco Perego-Saldaña. The couple got married in June 2013 in London, United Kingdom. They have three children together. In July 2015, Zoe Saldaña revealed that her husband adopted her surname upon their marriage. Thereafter Zoe was known as Zoe Saldaña-Perego and Marco was known as Marco Perego-Saldaña.

Zoe Saldaña and her husband Marco Perego-Saldaña currently have three children (all sons) together.

List of Zoe Saldaña’s boyfriends

Before marrying Marco Perego in 2013, Zoe Saldaña was in romantic relationships with two popular celebrities in Hollywood. Below is a list of the men Zoe Saldaña has dated. The list also includes her current husband Marco Perego-Saldaña.

  1. Zoe Saldaña was engaged to actor Keith Britton in 2010.
  2. Zoe Saldaña was in a relationship with Bradley Cooper in 2011.
  3. Zoe Saldaña got married to Marco Perego-Saldaña in 2013.

About Zoe Saldaña and Keith Britton’s relationship

Keith Britton is an American actor and businessman. He is the CEO of My Fashion Database. He was born on September 23, 1976, in Sandown, New Hampshire, United States. He is 46 years old as of November 2022.

According to reports, Zoe Saldaña and Keith Britton dated for 11 years before announcing their engagement in June 2010. They were also both business partners of the online retailer “My Fashion Database”. Zoe Saldaña once said that she was thrilled to marry a businessman. Sadly, in November 2011, Zoe’s representative confirmed in a statement that the couple had parted ways. The statement also stated that Zoe Saldaña and Britton would remain business partners despite their split.

In an interview with US Weekly in April 2012, Zoe Saldaña revealed that she and her then-fiancé both discussed starting a family when they were still together, as she was eager to have a child, but he wasn’t ready.

Despite her desire to have a child, she chose to respect Keith’s decision, noting that it was one of the most mature things she had done. She said:

For years he wasn’t ready. Then when he got ready, I didn’t have the time. I never held anything off because I was waiting for something to kick in. I don’t think that far about tomorrow. I felt the urge to want to have a baby, and I wanted to, but I remember that respecting his decision and making the decision to wait with him was one of the most mature things.

Zoe Saldaña and Keith Britton.

About Zoe Saldaña and Bradley Cooper’s relationship

Bradley Cooper is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born on January 5, 1975, in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 47 years old as of November 2022.

Zoe Saldaña and Bradley Cooper met on the set of the mystery romantic drama film “The Worlds” in 2011. Saldaña was fresh out of her 11-year relationship with Keith Britton at the time and she and Cooper started dating immediately. While things heated up quickly, their relationship didn’t last long and they parted ways in March 2012, after barely a year of dating. However, according to reports, the two actors rekindled their romance in September 2012 and dated for about three more months before they split up for good.

In an interview with Marie Claire in 2014, Zoe Saldaña revealed that she isn’t one to stay friends with her exes. After calling it quits with Bradley Cooper, Zoe started dating Marco Perego while Cooper moved on with actress Suki Waterhouse. Cooper and Waterhouse dated in 2013 but parted ways two years after. He then pursued a relationship with supermodel Irina Shayk from 2015 to 2019.

Zoe Saldaña and Bradley Cooper.

About Zoe Saldaña’s marriage with Marco Perego-Saldaña

Marco Perego-Saldaña is the current husband of Zoe Saldaña. He is an Italian artist and film producer. He was born on March 1, 1979, in Saló Italy. He is 43 years old as of November 2022.

According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Zoe Saldaña and Marco Perego met in 2013 on a flight to New York. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in July 2014, Zoe stated that she had known Marco for five years before they finally met. In May 2013, the couple were spotted kissing at the “Star Trek Into Darkness” premiere afterparty. In September 2013, Zoe Saldaña and Marco got married in an intimate, secret wedding ceremony. In April 2014, the couple made their red carpet debut at the AOL Digital Content NewFronts event in Brooklyn, New York.

In August 2014, during an interview with Marie Claire, Zoe Saldaña said she trusted Marco from the start. She explained that learning “not to settle” was the most important thing she gained from her relationships. She also shared that she and Marco had vowed never to get married before meeting one another.

Zoe Saldaña and Marco Perego-Saldaña.

Three months later, they announced they were expecting twins. In June 2015, Zoe shared that Marco has taken her last name. She said:

I told him, if you use my name, you’re going to be emasculated by your community of artists, your Latin community of men, and the world.

That same year, she clarified her statement in a Facebook post which reads:

Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner’s surname, or she keeps hers. I felt proud that my husband decided to take my last name as his own. Why is it so surprising, shocking-eventful that a man would take his wife’s surname? Women have never been asked if it’s okay for them to give up their names. Men, you will not cease to exist by taking your partner’s surname.

In February 2016, the couple welcomed their third son, Zen Perego-Saldaña.

Zoe Saldaña and Marco Perego-Saldaña.

Zoe Saldaña’s children

As of the time of publishing this article (November 2022), Zoe Saldaña is the proud mother of three children (all boys). Her children include – Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldaña, Cy Aridio Perego-Saldaña and Zen Perego-Saldaña.

Bowie Ezio Perego-SaldañaMale7 years old
Cy Aridio Perego-Saldaña Male7 years old
Zen-Perego SaldañaMale5 years old
Zoe Saldaña and her three boys.

About Zoe Saldaña’s children

a. Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldaña

Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldaña is one half of Zoe Saldaña’s set of twins. He was born on November 27, 2014, in the United States. He is 7 years old as of November 2022.

b. Cy Aridio Perego-Saldaña

Cy Aridio Perego-Saldaña is the other half of Zoe Saldaña’s set of twins. He was born on November 27, 2014, in the United States. He is 7 years old as of November 2022.

c. Zen-Perego Saldaña

Zen-Perego Saldaña is Zoe Saldaña’s youngest son. He was born on February 18, 2016, in Los, Angeles, United States. He is 5 years old as of November 2022.

Zoe Saldaña in ‘From Scratch’

“From Scratch” is an American limited drama series created by Attica Locke and Tembi Locke which was inspired by Tembi Locke’s memoir – “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home”. The series follows American art student Amahle “Amy” Wheeler, played by Zoe Saldaña, who travels to Florence, Italy to study art. She meets Sicilian chef Lino (played by Eugenio Mastrandrea) and they fell in love quickly. The sweet couple later faces a hard tragedy.

From Scratch (Netflix)

In an interview with Emmy Magazine in 2022, Zoe Saldaña shared how a dinner with actress and filmmaker Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth landed her a role in the series. With grief and loss being the centre of the series, Saldaña explained how starring in the show has helped her deal with the loss she has experienced in her own life, particularly the death of her father when she was 9 years old.

I lost my dad, so I remember grief from my 9-year-old self, and looking up at my mother, I saw how difficult it was for her. So the book really kind of opened that scope of what it’s like to lose a partner. I know what’s like to lose a partner. I know what it’s like to lose a dad, but not what it’s like to lose your partner.

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