Zoe Saldana to Men: "Your Legacy Will Not Perish if You Take Your Partner's Surname"

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Zoe Saldana and husband, Marco Perego

The actress posted a lengthy explanation on Facebook in response to her husband — Marco Perego — taking her last name when they wed in 2013.

Zoe Saldana is telling "men everywhere" that their "legacy will not perish if you take your partner's surname, or she keeps hers."

The actress posted a lengthy explanation on Facebook Monday in response to comments she received after revealing in an In Style interview that her husband, Marco Perego, took her last name when they wed in 2013.

"Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner's surname, or she keeps hers," she posted. "I felt proud that my husband decided to take my last name as his own ... and I his."

Saldana said that Perego told her, "I don’t give a shhheeeetttt!!" when she shared hesitation about what his Italian culture and professional art community would think of his decision.

"Why is it so surprising, shocking- eventful that a man would take his wife's surname? Women have never been asked if its ok for them to give up their names — why doesn’t that make the news?" Saldana questioned followers. 

She continued: "Men, you will not cease to exist by taking your partner’s surname. On the contrary — you’ll be remembered as a man who stood by change. I know our sons will respect and admire their father more because their father lead by example."

Read the full post below.

Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner's surname, or she keeps...

Posted by Zoe Saldana on Monday, June 8, 2015
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