Zoe Saldana on keeping Zen a secret at first and why she loves being in a house full of boys
Zoe Saldana is now opening up about her family's little secret - the addition of her and Marco Perego's son, Zen. "When you are nesting, I think it's very important to maintain some kind of anonymity, just for the sake of energy preservation," she told E! News about keeping the news quiet at first. "When you're a parent, especially when you have a newborn, there's a lot of energy that goes into the first stages of [adding] this person into your lives. You yourself are acclimating to your children. Part of that privacy is because of that."
Zoe said that she loves being the only woman in a house full of men
And with her newest son, she has become outnumbered even more. The Guardians of the Galaxy star opened up at the Monday event for the ANA All Nippon Airways Experience about the joys of her three sons. “I love raising boys,” she said. "There’s so much that I’m learning about men by seeing them in their early stages in life. Our kids are wonderful. They’re happy.” The Avatar star and her husband are parents to twin boys Cy and Bowie, 2, and annouced last month the arrival of their latest addition, a son, Zen. When asked if she and her husband since 2013 will try for a girl, the 37-year-old said she is just fine with the boys' club. “We’re done,” she quipped. “I’m the only girl and it’s OK. I’m enjoying being in a house full of men.”
Zoe and Marco have three sons Cy, Bowie and Zen Photo: Instagram/@zoesaldana
She continued: “I grew up in a house full of women, so I feel that either the universe is being ironic with me or it’s absolutely purposeful, and I’m accepting the challenge.” One thing that hasn’t been challenging in her household is the relationship between her sons. The Live by Night actress shared that there is no sibling rivalry. “They’re perfect,” she said. “They’re just marvelous, I’m telling you. I’ve heard horror stories of parents who have had to deal with dynamics that are a little challenging in the first stages of having a new baby, but they are so excited about him.”
Although the boys are excited, they do get a little distracted. “But then they forget that he’s there because they’re babies,” she explained. “They will walk all around him and you’re like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa! Wait, wait, wait. The baby’s here; he’s doing tummy time.’ And they get all their toys and want to show him their toys and they don’t understand why he won’t grab at them. But it’s ok, it’s all just a learning curve for us all.”
The mum-of-three admits that in fact, everyone in her family is curious at this new stage, and it’s working in her and Marco’s favour. “Their curiosity is at its highest peak right now,” she shared. “We’re just allowing them to guide us and let us know how they want us to parent them. We are a little meticulous when it comes to scheduling, so we’re doing that, and we feel that our little one Zen, is acclimating quite beautifully.” Zen already has moments where he doesn't want to be away from his older brothers. “I think that he misses his brothers when he’s napping, because he’s always looking like, 'Where are those loud things? Where are they?’ It’s great.”