Zoe Saldana Reveals Why She Married Marco Perego Right After Bradley Cooper

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By Michael Lewittes


Zoe Saldana reveals why she married her artist husband Marco Perego only months after her breakup with Bradley Cooper. Saldana and Cooper began dating while filming The Words and split for good in December 2012.

“I was finally able to spend time without being in a relationship and even though, it was a short period of time, it was beautiful, ” she explains in the August issue of Fashion. “Where I lost that fear of being alone. It was bliss,” she continues. “Then I met my partner when I was in really a beautiful place in my life.”

Saldana secretly wed Perego in the summer of 2013. “When you are desired and you desire, so many things in your life start to make sense,” she says of her husband. “We both feel we are artists in our core.”

As for her own career, Saldana says, “When it comes to auditions, I’m not competitive with anybody,” she explains. “I don’t even know who’s sitting next to me. I wouldn’t even tell you if it was a blond or brunette. The moment you compare yourself, it weakens you.” The actress also offers advice to up-and-coming actresses: “1. Don’t hike up your skirt too much. 2. I’m pretty sure you’re intelligent so act like it. 3. Read a book.”

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