Zoe Saldana’s Husband Takes Her Last Name

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Zoe Saldana made waves earlier this June when she was interviewed for Instyle Magazine and shared that her husband Marco Perego decided to become Mr. Saldana.

Saldana stated in the interview that she tried to convince her husband otherwise due to backlash they could receive. Marco responded, “Ah, Zoe, I don’t give a (expletive).”

This is not incredibly shocking coming from the Saldanas, especially since Mrs. Saldana has always been a strong advocate for women empowerment. And in today’s day and age, why is this so shocking that it is making news headlines? As society progresses, shouldn’t this be just another option when you are getting married? Why must men feel emasculated?

The tradition for a woman to legally change her last name to her husband’s is almost expected. Nowadays, it’s also common for a woman to keep her last name, though it still may not always…

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