Zoe Saldana married her husband, Marco Perego, six months ago, in June 2013. So, why are we just now hearing about her nuptials? Saldana has vowed to protect her marriage, and has made the decision to keep her personal life out of the spotlight.
“I love what I do so much, but I love my [personal] life more,” Saldana told Ocean Drive magazine. “I realized through the years of being in this business that the only way to maintain some kind of sanity is to protect that which is most dear to you, which is your life and everyone that’s in it.”
By keeping her private life private, she says that it provides a sense of sanity for her when she is not portraying a character on-screen. “[That] provides a sanity that gives me the ability to be insane by playing other people and living in other bodies for a long period of time, and then coming back home and knowing that my roots are so grounded that it’s easy for me to go back to being myself,” Saldana said. “The only way I can continue having that is by absolutely avoiding the questions that are asked.”
Saldana also notes that, even though she chooses to be an actress and be in the media, her friends and family do not. Therefore, she respects their privacy. “I like respecting all of the family members that are in my life and my friends,” she said. “These are people that choose to be in my life; they’re not choosing to be in what I do. So I owe it to them to keep them protected.”
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