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One of Hollywood’s rising stars made waves this week when she told InStyle her husband took her last name when the couple tied the knot back in 2013.
Zoe Saldana, known for her roles in Avatar and Star Trek, says she tried to convince her husband, renowned Italian artist Marco Perego, not to take her surname name before the two were married. She said she was concerned with how the name change would be perceived in Perego’s community of artists as well as in society as a whole.
Perego reportedly told his wife he didn’t care about what others thought and soon became Marco Saldana. The artist is well known for his out-of-the-box thinking, which is made evident by his unique artwork.
The unconventional name change has gotten the young couple off to a healthy start; they’ve since become the proud parents of twin baby boys.