Zoe Saldana’s respect for her kids’ privacy
Zoe Saldana has a "great deal of respect for the privacy" of her children.
The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star – who has three sons, two-year-old twins Cy and Bowie and one-month-old Zen, with her husband Marco Perego – feels it is important to keep her children out of the spotlight so they can make their own choices about being in the spotlight when they grow up.
She said: "Marco and I have a great deal of respect for the privacy of our kids, they’re dependent on us so they’re not in a position to make choices for themselves … We have to choose for them and part of that is giving them the anonymity that they need so that they can feel safe and not aware of anything around them.
"When cameras are in their faces, it would probably be traumatising for a child who has yet to understand what’s going on. This is the path that we’ve chosen, we have to wait for their choices to be heard so in the meantime, we need to protect their environment and we’re all about that."
And the 38-year-old actress is very open about her own life and hopes she can inspire others by doing so.
She added: "Sharing my life to an extent that I feel comfortable with, with the purpose of inspiring others to aspire better for themselves, is a goal of mine.
"It makes me happy when we share aspects of ourselves that we feel very proud of and we’re comfortable sharing and has a positive reception."
And Zoe and Marco aren’t quite ready to share the story of how they welcomed their new addition into the world but plan to one day as they know it will inspire families that are not able to have children "in the conventional way".
She told People magazine: "This is something we’re being very meticulous about because of the process of how we completed our family.
"When we’re there, when the time comes and our third baby is a little older, and all the forces that helped us have him with us are comfortable then we will share it because we know it would be very positive and inspiring to many families that are looking to complete themselves and are not able to do it in the conventional way."