That’s it! Zoe Saldana and her husband, Marco Perego Saldana, aren’t interested in trying for a daughter after welcoming three sons.
“I pulled my feminist card out. I [told my husband], ‘No. The answer is no,’” the Guardians of the Galaxy star, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, April 23, while celebrating the Planet Oat Oatmilk National Launch. “I’m like, ‘You only give me boys so just get over it. You need to come to terms with this.”
She added: “It’s like, ‘Let’s raise amazing, elegant men that will bring home even better women,’ you know? That’s it.”
Saldana and the artist, also 40, tied the knot in 2013 and started growing their family one year later. Twins Cy and Bowie, 4, arrived in 2014, followed by Zen, 2, in 2016.
So is Saldana disappointed about having three baby boys in a row? Not one bit.
“We’re good,” she told Us. “Had they all been girls, we would’ve been just as happy and proud and grateful. I think that you get used to what you have, and I think that you get exactly what you’re supposed to have. I don’t want to say that I only wanted boys, I wanted healthy children, but when I got all boys, I guess deep down I always knew. There was always a part of me that knew.”
The Law & Order alum and her husband are raising their little ones in a gender-neutral environment. “We grew up in a world in a time that it was very gender divided and also [with] our cultural backgrounds,” she told Us. “But here we are in the new world. We’re in America. … Like my mother always said, being an immigrant here in the States, we brought with us in a suitcase of life, all the things that are worth preserving, and you leave behind all the things that were the reasons as to why you left.”
Saldana partnered with Planet Oat Opens a New Window. Oatmilk because she’s “always looking in the market for nutritional products” that can be “versatile from morning to night, she explained. “They have all the nutritional values that I’m looking for to keep these kids alive, but also they have the kind of versatility so that I can make a whipped [dish] and I could make pasta and I can make a smoothie and it doesn’t have the added sugar, it doesn’t have all the calories and I don’t have to make it from scratch. Because we can do it, but I don’t have the time.”
With reporting by Kayley Stumpe
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