Zoe Saldana Calls Out Exes: I've Been Disrespected

Marie Claire

Zoe Saldana may be happily married now, but even this sexy Star Trek actress had to kiss a few frogs before she met her prince.

In Sept. 2013, reports started swirling that Saldana, 36, had secretly married Italian artist Marco Perego in June after dating for only a few months. "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," she told Marie Claire magazine, on newsstands July 22, of her relationship with Perego.

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Prior to her marriage, Saldana was rumored to be dating Bradley Cooper, and before that, she was engaged to Keith Britton. She and Britton called it quits in 2011 after 11 years together.

"I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don't need to be friends with that man anymore," she said of her old flames. "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."

What has she learned from her past romances? "Not to settle," she said. "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."