Zoe Saldana’s husband Marco Perego is an artist. Find out about his work, their children, his net worth and other interesting facts.
A brief about Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana-Perego was born as Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario in 1978. She is professionally as Zoe Saldana or Zoë Saldana and is an American actress and dancer. Following her performances with the theater group Faces, Saldana made her screen debut in an episode of Law & Order in the year 1999. Her movie career debuted a year later with Center Stage in 2000 followed by a role in Crossroads in 2002. Saldana’s major breakthrough came in 2009 James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009. Saldana continued her career with movies such as Colombiana in 2011, Star Trek into Darkness in 2013, Out of the Furnace 2013, Star Trek Beyond 2016, and Live by Night 2016. Since 2014, she has portrayed the part of Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. In June 2010, Saldana got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Keith Britton, an actor and the CEO of My Fashion Database. They ended their relationship in 2011. In March 2013, Saldana started dating Italian artist Marco Perego. They secretly married in June 2013 in London. In July 2015, Saldana revealed that, in a reversal of tradition, Perego adopted her surname upon marriage. Therefore, Zoe became Zoe Saldana-Perego and Marco became Marco Perego-Saldana. Their children will be called Perego-Saldana. Saldana and Perego have three sons together, twins Bowie and Cy born in 2014 and Zen, born in 2017.
Her husband Marco Perego
Actress Zoe Saldana and Italian artist Marco Perego like to keep their relationship as private as possible. They even married privately. Saladana’s first pregnancy was kept a secret tfor the initial three months. Here are some interesting facts about the Italian Artist: * He’s an artist: Perego is an Italian painter and sculptor. Some of his earlier paintings had modernized fairy tales, particularly Snow White. He also made this incredible gum ball sculpture which gained world-wide recognition. * He collaborates with fashion designers: Dolce & Gabana were some of his first buyers and he worked with the famous label to paint backgrounds for their 2008 “Where Fashion Meets Art” campaign. * He’s an ex-soccer player: Venice’s professional soccer team recruited Perego when he was 17 years old, but he had to quit due to a leg injury when he was 21. He later moved to Brazil to recover and return to the game, before ultimately abandoned it altogether for New York. * He’s a Cinderella story: He moved to New York and worked as a busboy in Spanish Harlem to support his art. In a 2007 interview with the New York Observer, Perego explained how he put together a living as a waiter, a busboy, and soccer teacher while he tried to make it as an artist. * His nickname is “The Pirate”: Perego quite likes his nickname and in fact he even sports a pirate themed belt buckle on occasion. He is aware of his swarthy sea looks and his long bleached locks. He has also made a lot of money from his art works. In one of his earlier shows in 2007, he sold works between $15,000 and $30,000. * He didn’t like hugging his wife while she filmed GOTG: Her eeky green body paint which she sported while she filmed Guardians of the Galaxy, pushed her husband away from her. She said in an interview, “I don’t think my husband was happy about getting hugged every evening and getting a lot of his clothing stained.” * Son Zen: Just around Valentine’s Day in 2014, actress Zoe Saldana announced via instagram that she gave birth to her son with Marco Perego. Baby Zen is the couple’s third son. The couple likes to keep their relationship private and their children also keep themselves away from all media. Perego’s clientele includes includes Karolina Kurkova, Steffano Gabbana, and many many others. * Their first meet: Zoe met Marco in 2014 right before she shot the film, Infinitely Polar Bear. Apparently the two fell in love quick. He proposed to her 2 months after dating and they got married months after that. And then weeks later she revealed she was pregnant. Zoe and Perego have three boys now and I suspect the family will continue growing. * Marco Perego’s early years: The painter was born and raised in Lombardy Italy. The highly coveted magazine ‘The Observer’ did a piece on Perego. They detailed his come up from washing dishes in Spanish Harlem. * Perego’s first art show: Marco had his first art show September 2007 at the Ingaro Gallery on East 64th street. It featured 10 paintings priced between $20,000 and $30,000, and 15 sculptures at $15,000. All but two sculptures were sold. * Perego tried his hands at directing: Marco Perego directed the film, ‘Burn to Shine’ in 2015. ‘Burn to Shine’ was his first venture as a director. * Producer: He even produced the film, ‘Me + Her’ in 2014. ‘Me + Her’ was written and directed by Joseph Oxford.
Net worth of the Italian artist
The net worth of Marco Perego is around $3 million.
Perego is quite active on his Facebook page. He has more than 31,000 followers on his Facebook account.