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Zoe Saldana has been making a name for herself as one of the most in-demand women in Hollywood.

She has a jam-packed schedule ahead of her, with the filming of movies such as Star Trek 3, the Avatar sequels and Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Midst her busy workload, the 37-year-old has two beautiful twin boys whom she gave birth to just seven months ago. But Zoe has revealed some of the difficulties of being a mother and working in Hollywood.

“Let me tell you something, it will never be the right time for anybody in your life that you get pregnant,” the Star Trek star explained to USA Today.

“The productions I was slated to work on sort of had a panic. I heard through the grapevine there was even a conversation of me being written off of one of the projects.”

While the star thankfully didn’t lose out on any roles because of her pregnancy, she has had a really tough time getting the studios to bring in child care.

Ms Saldana is livid because of the discrepancy that occurs between the benefits for male and female actors.

She claims that studios “spend more money sometimes ‘perking’ up male superstars in a movie,” paying for their private jets, assistants and extravagant lifestyles, whereas she has to fight just to get childcare.

“But then a woman comes in going, ‘OK, I have a child. You’re taking me away from my home. You’re taking my children away from their home. And you’re going to make me work a lot more hours than I usually would if I was home. Therefore, I would have to pay for this nanny for more hours – so I kind of need that.”

To which Ms Saldana said the studios reply with, “Nope, we don’t pay for nannies.”

It is certainly clear that stereotypical gender roles do not play a big part in the Saldana household. When the actress married her husband, Marco Perego, in 2013, he took her last name.

 

 

Marco's dancing always puts these two in a good mood #6monthstoday #twinning

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When Zoe tried to talk him out of the decision because she felt he would be emasculated, he simply replied, “Ah Zoe, I don’t give a s**t.”

We love him already! 

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Zoe Saldana finally puts an end to all of those rumours and has confirmed, through her publicist that she’s expecting her first child.

Her rep says that Zoe and her husband Marco Perego will welcome their first child later this year.

Rumours started that the actress might be expecting, when she was spotted with what looked like a baby bump at the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The actress spoke previously of how she would love to have children with Marco.

"Or four or five! I don't care. They're just so delicious. I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids. But I'm a kid myself. I get along very well with animals and children. I dig them. I get them. They make perfect sense to me. A child makes perfect sense to me. A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

 

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Star Trek star, Zoe Saldana has opened up about married life, as well as some of the lessons she’s learnt from love in the latest issue of Marie Claire.

Zoe who secretly married her partner Marco Perego in England last year said the decision made perfect sense to her.

"I don't do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew."

The 36-year-old then went on to share some lessons that she’s learnt from past relationships, and says when it comes to love, you should never settle.

“Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.”

Without naming names, Zoe reveals for good reasons why she doesn’t keep in touch with her exes!

“I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”

Makes sense to us, we think Zoe should become our relationship guru from now on!

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Star Trek star, Zoe Saldana has opened up about married life, as well as some of the lessons she’s learnt from love in the latest issue of Marie Claire.

Zoe who secretly married her partner Marco Perego in England last year said the decision made perfect sense to her.

"I don't do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew."

The 36-year-old then went on to share some lessons that she’s learnt from past relationships, and says when it comes to love, you should never settle.

“Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.”

Without naming names, Zoe reveals for good reasons why she doesn’t keep in touch with her exes!

“I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”

Makes sense to us, we think Zoe should become our relationship guru from now on!

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