Zoe Saldana may have surprised us all when she secretly married Marco Perego last summer, just months after breaking up with longtime boyfriend Bradley Cooper. But when the timing is right, the timing is right — and in actuality, Zoe’s breakup with Bradley actually may have been what helped her decide to marry Marco in the first place.
In Zoe’s interview with Fashion magazine, the Avatar actress dished on what made her realize that Marco was the right person for her, and why getting out of her relationship with Bradley opened so many doors for her.
“I was finally able to spend time without being in a relationship, and it even though it was a short period of time, it was beautiful,” Zoe tells the mag. “Where I lost that fear of being alone. It was bliss.”
Reportedly, Bradley and Zoe parted ways when their romance “fizzled” as Bradley was off promoting Silver Linings Playbook in 2012. And although their relationship was on-again, off-again for awhile, they finally called it quits just before ringing in the new year in 2013.
And once Zoe wasn’t afraid of being alone, she met Marco — and everything else managed to fall into place from there.
“Then I met my partner when I was in a really beautiful place in my life,” the 36-year-old actress said. “It was like I found all my answers with him, not in him. I was finding my answers on my own.”
Only a few months later, the answer Zoe found to Marco’s proposal was “yes,” and the rest is history! Now we’re just waiting on some confirmation on those pregnancy rumors. Let’s hear it, Zoe!