Zoë Saldana and Marco Perego-Saldana
You might not recognize her without the blue makeup, since actress Zoe Saldana is most known for her role in James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar. Saldana’s husband, Marco Perego-Saldana (yes, he took her surname), isn’t an actor, but an artist. When the two met, Perego was an aspiring artist, and his art is what brought the two together.
Perego and Saldana were both living in the Big Apple at the time, and while Saldana was already an acclaimed actress, Perego was trying to make it with his art. He was exhibiting his work on the street one day when Saldana happened to pass there, and she bought one of his paintings. Perego approached Saldana, asking for her genuinie opinion of his work, saying he’d give it up if she thought it was no good, and the rest is history. Saldana and Perego secretly married in 2013, and today they have two children together.