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"Out of shape" is not usually the first phrase that comes to mind when Zoë Saldana is mentioned. And yet, the svelte newlywed recently revealed that she's currently not working out. Instead, she's savoring her first year of marriage to Italian artist Marco Perego by taking it easy and relaxing.
"I've been an active person my whole life," Saldana says in the latest of Net-A-Porter's magazine. "The past year have been the only time in my life that I haven't been to the gym. I've been lazy instead of training for something and pushing myself."
Saldana has been known for her tiny dancer's body since she first hit movie screens in 2000's Center Stage. Yet the actress admits that she prefers to stay active for strength, not to squeeze into the tiniest size possible. "[It's] not because I am trying to be skinny. I just like to know how much endurance I have," she says.
Lately, Saldana has been embracing the tastier things in life. "But this past year I've let myself go. I've been eating a lot of Chinese, pasta, rice, beans..." (Though we spy no sign of her delicious indulgences!)
The Avatar actress secretly tied the knot to Perego in London last June, while filming the upcoming action movie Guardians of the Galaxy. The nuptial news surprised everyone since it happened just mere months after her high-profile breakup with Bradley Cooper. "I'm fortunate to be challenged by an artist who also pushes himself," she adorably says of her new husband.
As far as the wedding itself, Saldana has stayed tight-lipped about any details. "I'm not a private person, but I am discreet, so it felt right," she told Jimmy Kimmel in December.