Recently we reported that Zoe Saldana鈥檚 husband Marco Perego took her last name after they wed. Since then, the Internet has lost its collective mind so Saldana took to her personal Facebook to address the haters (read 鈥渟exist crybabies鈥) and we鈥檙e in love with her response.


She urges all 鈥渇athers, sons, brothers and men鈥 to calm down, promising that 鈥測our legacy will not perish if you take your partner鈥檚 surname or she keeps hers.鈥 She goes on to say that she was initially worried about her husband鈥檚 choice until he assured her 鈥淚 don鈥檛 give a sheeeeet (sic).鈥 Just picture a hot man with an Italian accent saying that phrase and have yourself a little desk smile while you鈥檙e at it.

Saldana addresses the ridiculous double standard our culture has when it comes to marital last names saying 鈥渨omen have never been asked if it鈥檚 okay for them to give up their names,鈥 and says that any husband who takes his partner鈥檚 name will be 鈥渞emembered as a man who stood up for change.鈥

The cool thing about this social post is that it鈥檚 really just the first step towards a tradition-breaking future. Taking the female partner鈥檚 name isn鈥檛 an entirely new phenomena 鈥 non-celebrities have been at it for years 鈥 but putting such a proud public face on the issue is a step in the right direction for widespread change. Our grandchildren may look at taking the husband鈥檚 last name as a sort of folksy, antiquated thing. Basically their version of 鈥渃andy for a nickel鈥 or 鈥渨alking five miles to school in the snow.鈥

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Saldana closes her statement with a rallying cry for the modern man: 鈥淕entlemen, I implore you to think outside the box 鈥 remove the box altogether. Let鈥檚 redefine masculinity. A real 鈥榤an鈥 leads alongside his partner. A real man accepts his mortality. A real man acknowledges that nothing can be done alone.鈥

So yeah, call us Brit + Co Saldana from now on.

Would you take your partner鈥檚 name or vice versa? Let us know in the comments.

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