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Who is From Scratch star Zoe Saldana married to?

The actress is a mother-of-three

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior TV & Film Writer
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Fans are loving Netflix's From Scratch. The drama features Zoe Saldana in the leading role of Amy, a university graduate who decides to relocate to Italy from the US.

Upon arrival in the European country, Amy meets and falls in love with handsome chef, Lino. But how much do you know about Zoë's love life away from the show? Find out more here...

WATCH: Zoe Saldana's son helps her in the kitchen

How did Zoe and her husband Marco meet? 

It was reportedly love at first sight for Zoë and her husband Marco. The lovebird first crossed paths in 2013 while on a flight to New York. "I just saw him from behind. It was 6:30 in the morning, I was on a flight to New York," she told USA Today in 2015. 

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The duo fell head over heels in love in 2013

"And I can't even describe to you, it was a vibration. He turned in that moment, because he felt the vibration." Musing on the notion of love at first sight, Zoë went on to say: "I know people don't believe in it; I didn't believe in it. 

"I'm a very Sigmund Freud person, I'm very logical… But that — I'm OK not having an explanation for that. Because I don't need to explain that. It was enough that I felt it. And that was it." 

Not long after meeting, the duo allegedly enjoyed a string of dates in Los Angeles before going on to tie the knot in September 2013 at a private wedding.

What is Marco Perego famous for?

Zoë's husband is an Italian artist and former soccer player. While growing up in Italy, he was selected to play for a professional team in Venice but he suffered a career-ending injury at the age of 21. It was then he decided to pursue his passion for art and relocated to the US.

The couple at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party© Getty
The couple at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Zoe Saldana is married to artist Marco Perego Saldana

Does Zoe Saldana have children?

Just over a year after the happy couple got married, Zoë and Marco welcomed twin boys named Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio on Thanksgiving Day in 2014.

Zoe with her three children © Instagram
Zoe is a devoted mother-of-three

Two years later, Zoë and Marco welcome their third son. Zen Anton Hilario was born in December 2016 and Zoë shared the first picture in February 2017. "Marco and I are elated to share the news of the birth of our son Zen," she wrote on Instagram. "We couldn't feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys... oh boy!"

Zoe has three children

Is Zoe Saldana fluent in Italian?

Zoë is multilingual and, like her character Amy in From Scratch, she is fluent in Italian. But Zoë's talents don't stop there, she can also speak Spanish and French.

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The film star is fluent in Italian

Speaking about passing on their languages to their children, Zoë told Cosmo For Latinas: "Of course [our children] will speak the languages that we speak. My sisters and I grew up learning French and speaking English and Spanish, and because of that, we're able to understand Italian and Portuguese."

Where do Zoe and Marco live?

Zoë, Marco and their adorable brood live in a lavish home in Beverly Hills, California. The star purchased the property for a staggering $8.7million. It includes six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a tennis court, a swimming pool, rose gardens and a deluxe media room. 

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The couple share three children together

Speaking to, The Guardians of the Galaxy star explained how she wanted to create a "beautiful" yet "affordable" family home."I wanted to make sure that in addition to everything being beautiful and affordable and super artistic, I wanted it to be child-safe… I have three boys and they're going to be jumping, ripping, and biting. I also wanted it to be durable."

Sharing a glimpse inside her garden, she went on to say: "It gives them that experience of nature and growing… There's pride you take in that."

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