Zoe Saldana’s Italian husband Marco Perego just became an American citizen


Here are some photos of Zoe Saldana at the San Diego/Comic-Con premiere of Star Trek Beyond. Saldana was absent for the European part of the film promotion, but she’s been in NYC and California this week, hustling for the movie, and obviously she will be at this year’s Comic Con to support the film. For the premiere, Zoe wore this blue Givenchy dress which… I don’t hate but I’m not crazy about it. Something nice: the color is lovely on her. Something not nice: the skirt looks like mold and the matchy shoes are bad.


Zoe walked the carpet with her Italian husband Marco Perego. Marco and Zoe got married in 2013, and they welcomed their twins in January 2015. Zoe also revealed in 2015 that Marco had taken her name when they married, as in he became Marco Perego Saldana, I think? That seems to be true. While Zoe wasn’t crazy about his choice to take her name, it might have been a way to help him when he applied for American citizenship. Any foreigner marrying an American citizen can apply for American citizenship, although I hear that it’s getting to be a more difficult and lengthy process these days. I don’t know when Marco applied – I suspect it was probably in 2013, after their wedding – but he just got his American citizenship this week. Zoe posted this on her Instagram (bonus David Oyelowo!). Also: the way Zoe talks about citizenship is so much better than Emily Blunt’s citizenship mess from last year.

God Bless The United States Of America. #fatherandsons #newuscitizen #newcitizen

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  1. HappyMom says:

    Hate the man bun, love the sentiment.

  2. H says:

    Way, way better than Emily Blunt who seemingly only did it for economic reasons, or so she inferred. Congrats to Zoe’s family.

    • Helen says:

      Where did she mention economic reasons? In fact, one of the biggest negatives about obtaining US citizenship is the economic hardships…US citizens are taxed worldwide regardless if they continue to live in the US. Her husband would be entitled to a green card and residence for life if he wanted to keep with the status quo. His economic status would be the same as a citizen so long as he lived here. So there must be non-economic reasons for him to do it, like voting or emotional reasons.

      • A says:

        From my friends who aren’t US citizens and are married to one, it’s more about estate planning and estate taxes. Apparently it’s complicated and expensive if you die here married to a us citizen but aren’t one and have children and assets. It was all moot what citizenship they had until they had kids and needed to start thinking that of these things. Don’t know if that’s true, but just what I heard…

  3. paolanqar says:

    I am Italian and my boyfriend is English and Brexit has been an abrupt wake up call for us. We will have to marry eventually to make things easier for either of us.
    I am a firm believer that progress has to come from unity and not separation and what will happen to the Uk and the EU worries me on a daily basis.
    I am happy for Marco and his citizenship, he hasn’t lived in Italy for a long time so this for him and his family will mean tranquility, peace and a stabler future.

  4. Onerous says:

    I have a handful of friends who’ve gotten their US Citizenship after living in the states for over 20 years… Like, 5 or 6 in the last few years. And it took all of them 6 years to do the process. I’m betting he started before he married Zoe.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      They’ll be able to vote in November, I hope!

    • paranormalgirl says:

      It took me 6 years as well.

    • mila says:

      my sis got her citizenship after 2 years. my mom got it after 5 years and few months. i got after like 10+ years, but then again, i do not want to live there ever again. i am European.

      my sis did get special treatment due to her science projects, so she is very grateful to Obama and his government.

  5. Micki says:

    I find him more attractive with dark hair.

  6. CidySmiley says:

    My brother in law just did this! I love the dress until it gets to the bottom.

  7. Gillian Walshe-Langford says:

    If you marry an American citizen, you can apply for citizenship 3 years after you receive permanent residency. I married my husband at the end of 2013, and got my green card in early 2014. I’ll be applying for citizenship next year as soon as I can. As a foreigner on the US this is a nervous time so it’s better to go ahead and get it.

    • ann says:

      Is it true if you have a green card you have to pay us taxes even if you move to another country or does that only apply if you are a citizen?

  8. Jegede says:

    David Oyelowo!!! You sneaky sly one!! And a fellow Yoruba boy at that!

    There has been scant mention of him in the British press on this compared to Emily Blunt.

  9. Thaisajs says:

    He’s so much hotter without the man bun. (And congrats to them for finally getting thru the process!)

  10. Naya says:

    I love them together and they sound like they have a great dynamic with none that Me Tarzan, You Jane nonsense

  11. Who ARE these people? says:

    What lovely posts she wrote, optimistic and inspiring. Also, he’ll be able to vote now.

  12. Miss M says:

    A well written and inspiring post!

  13. hey-ya says:

    …”the skirt looks like mold”…totally true…but the top of the dress is otherwordly beautiful…also I have to say Marco can totally rock a man bun…but then …hes an artist…

  14. Chaine says:

    Why don’t his hair and beard colors match? And why the man bun? So many questions…

  15. what's inside says:

    What a beautiful couple! I am happy that he has been able to achieve citizenship.

  16. dj says:

    It is so great to see and hear something positive about becoming American citizen (especially at this depressing political climate)! It is also lovely to see such a happy family. All positives! Is anyone else itching to see those little boys faces? I understand why she is protecting them but I bet they are adorable!