Zoe Saldana married her Italian boyfriend of less than five months, Marco Perego

Zoe Saldana married some guy. At first I was like, “Damn, I didn’t even know she was dating someone!” But now that my brain is functioning a little bit better, I vaguely remember hearing something about Zoe and this dude Marco Perego. He’s an Italian artist, he’s tight with some members of the Grimaldi/Casiraghi family, and the whole thing sounds very “European”. Marco and Zoe’s wedding took place in London, and since everything happened so suddenly, I’ve got to ask: pregnant much?

Zoe Saldana is officially off the market! The Blood Ties actress and beau Marco Perego secretly tied the knot in London in June, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

“It was super small but very romantic and beautiful,” a source reveals to Us of the ceremony, which was attended by just a few close friends and relatives.

The New Jersey-born, New York-raised star and the Italian artist, both 34, were first linked in mid-May when they were spotted kissing after Saldana’s Star Trek Into Darkness premiere in L.A. But an insider told Us in June that the newlyweds have “known each other for a long time.” Another pal added, “They have great chemistry.”

Saldana — who had an on-again, off-again relationship with Bradley Cooper from 2011 to 2013 — is loving life with Perego. “Zoe’s thrilled to have someone she can enjoy life with!” an insider said.

The Guardians of the Galaxy actress was previously engaged to Keith Britton, CEO of My Fashion Database. They called it quits in November 2011 after 11 years together. Saldana spoke about her desire to settle down and start a family the next year, during an April 2012 appearance on Lifetime’s The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet.

“I’m Latin — we start young, honey!” said the star, whose other film credits include Avatar, Colombiana, and Crossroads. “At 22 you’re like, ‘I just wanna hold something!’ You want a little critter.”

“I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids. But I’m a kid myself,” Saldana continued. “I get along very well with animals and children. I dig them, I get them. They make perfect sense to me. A child makes perfect sense to me. A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time.”

[From Us Weekly]

You know what this reminds me of? This reminds me of poor Renee Zellweger, who has barely been seen or heard from since she and Bradley Cooper broke up BEFORE Bradley started up with Zoe. I always hoped Renee would have this kind of “happy ending” moment too. I mean, not that I think Zoe and Marco are going to last or anything. God no. They’ve barely been together five months if that. Anyway, congrats to Zoe. I think.

PS… This guy looks sort of like Chad Kroeger, right? But somehow douchier.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Mindy says:

    Congrats to them.

  2. blue marie says:

    that’s a pretty couple, congrats to them.

    and no one, NO ONE is douchier looking that Kroeger..

  3. brin says:

    Congrats! He sort of looks like Jared Leto.
    Renee seems to be happy in her relationship. There is life after Bradley Cooper.

    • OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

      But Renee didn’t work with him again after Case 39. Not even sure if they were an item during the filming. Anyway can’t wait for all the “stories” once shooting for the Guardians begin. Might be awkward.

  4. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Can anyone id that dress she’s wearing in the first photo? I need that dress in my life.

    Oh and congrats to Zoe, hope she’s happy.

  5. Magneticfieldz says:

    Uh, ok. I saw the dude and immediately thought of Jim Carrey in that magician role.


  6. DanaG says:

    Congrats to them both wont be surprised if we get a baby announcement. LOL

  7. Finny says:

    I like Zoë so congrats to them.

  8. Sisi says:

    he could be a Hanson.

    btw I ADORE that last fabric.

  9. lenje says:

    If Zachary Quinto was into females, I would’ve loved Zoe to be together with him. I would’ve never imagined Zoe end up with a guy like her husband – he looks very different to the men she dated or was linked with before. He also looks douchey, but I’ll hold my judgment until proven.

    PS. I love the blue dress!

  10. Debbie says:

    His fashion sense is … questionable … but I think he has kind-looking eyes. Or he could be high. Either way.

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think it’s crazy and foolish to marry someone you’ve been dating for 5 months. But I’m on a diet, so I’m in a really bad mood.

    • Elodie says:

      well I’m sure I’m not telling you anything new here but love is all kind of things and feelings, if it feels right (until further notice) why not…

    • Rosie says:

      Theres no formula for these things. Some couples wait 2 years and dont make it. Some couples wait 2 months and do.

      Congratulations Zoe.

    • Regina Lynx says:

      I feel I just have to chime in with an annoying (?) story of “but I know people that made it work!”

      My mom and dad met in September, got engaged in New Year’s Eve, married in the following April and had their first kid (my oldest sister) in July. So, basically, they got married because mom got knocked up.

      This happened in 1970-1971. Still counting 🙂

      (I’m on a diet, too. Only it makes me emotional, unstable and panicky.)

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        That’s a very sweet story. I know there are lots of exceptions to the rule, and I’m glad your parents made it.

        Good luck on your diet. I am really struggling with my attitude. I hope you achieve your goals and settle into it and feel better. Hope I do, too.

      • beverly says:

        I knew my husband for 12 hours … married in Las Vegas and just celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary!

    • duchess of hazard says:

      I do think people tend to wait too long to decide to get married. By five or six months into the relationship, you’ll know if it works for you or not.

  12. Mia 4S says:

    Well congrats but I really hope she didn’t get married because she’s pregnant. It’s 2013! Relax and enjoy each other first. Divorce is expensive!!

  13. Anki says:

    Woah, she moves on fast. Congrats I guess but breaking up with an ex in january and marrying someone else in june is ususally not a great thing.

  14. Tiffany27 says:

    I wish her well. She dated someone for 11 years so it’s not like she always rushes into marriage.

  15. T.C. says:

    He’s hot. Get it Zoe. Congrats.

  16. Jayna says:

    Obviously, a rebound to marry so quickly. Sometimes it really is love and works and sometimes you jumped too quickly because they were just that, a rebound from your broken heart. I hope it works. She’s a cute girl.

    Renee seems to be really in love. She has been papped several times with her new love and looks very happy.

    • crtb says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing! as soon as I read the headline the first word that popped into my brain was “rebound”. She dated one guy for 11 years then another for 2. She was afraid she would waste more time with another guy who wouldn’t commit to her.

  17. OhDear says:

    Congratulations to them and best of luck

  18. Applapoom says:

    He looks like David Beckham with long hair. He is not worse than B Cooper anyway is he?

  19. Stef Leppard says:

    ACK! Ack!!! Is that a rat tail dangling over his shoulder?? Well you couldn’t pay me to hit it, but congrats to her if she’s happy.

  20. Anonny says:

    What’s with these quickie rebound engagements/marriages following LT relationships with others? Cf. Scarlet Johannsen, Daniel Craig/Rachel Weisz, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Theroux (sort of…)

  21. camille says:

    That was unexpected! Congrats to them

  22. Reece says:

    A less bulky Jason Momoa(sp?). Maybe a little Adam Levine.

    Congrats to them.

  23. GeeMoney says:

    Good for Zoe… that dude is cute!

  24. tara says:

    just googled him (i think he’s hot lol)

    this article is from 2007
    “ust five short years ago, Marco Perego, the Italian-born artist who recently had his first New York solo show, was washing dishes in Spanish Harlem. It’s a part of his story that he likes to emphasize even more than the fact that prior to his work as a busboy, he was a professional soccer player. “

  25. Cara says:

    Nice and congrats to both. She has a cute fashion sense but every time I see Zoe Saldana in a “badass” role I think “Zoe is acting”. She never convinces me she is whipping butt – no idea why. I believe Michelle Rodriguez, Zhang Ziyi, and Mila Jovovich (kicking ass well) and of course the queen badass, Angelina (shredding behind to infinity and beyond). And I would like to see others get the chance to play such roles like Naya Rivera or Frieda Pinto. Come on Hollywood, spread the superwoman roles around!

  26. The Original Mia says:

    Congrats to them! Know nothing about any him, but he must have been worlds better than BCoop for her to rebound that quickly.

  27. samab says:

    I wouldn’t trust an italian man with highlights on his long hairs.just looking at him he screams self centered egotic

  28. bns says:

    Another celebrity that I irrationally can’t stand. She’s pretty and everything, but meh.

  29. MissNostalgia says:

    Congrats to her; I am glad she extricated herself from Bradley Cooper….he was a losing proposition.

  30. Moneypenny says:

    If you see the pics on Us Weekly, he looks like a male Molly Sims.

    Congrats to them.

  31. Aly says:

    She bores me to death and is a very mediocre actress, but boy she sure is beautiful.

    Congrats to her. I hope she is very happy, and I hope her new husband isn’t really as douchy as he looks lol

  32. diva says:

    I don’t like her but good luck to them. This guy is cute

  33. MissMoody says:


  34. Blue says:

    It’s really surprising she would marry someone so quickly after being with her boyfriend of eleven years with no marriage. I guess it just wasn’t right with her ex. Or maybe this guy is the one.

  35. Chrissy says:

    He couldn’t be more different than the guy she was previously engaged to.

  36. blunt talker says:

    If this is true, I hope she stands up for marriage/family like she talks about in interviews and her new husband is the real deal in her life. I hope this is not for publicity. I don’t like her for personality or her misuse of Nina Simone’s image. I still find it strange for her to be working in a new movie franchise with an ex. I thought she had clout in Hollywood to decide sometimes with whom she will work with on a project or they would give some her some choices of possible male leads. Her ex does not scream racket raccoon to me or rather his speaking voice doesn’t. Now that she gotten a deal to do projects for the Latin audiences, she should not feel the need to mooch/pouch off African-American icons without their permission.