Zoe Saldana's Husband Took Her Last Name. Their Response To The Haters Is Amazing.

What tradition?

"Guardians of the Galaxy" actress Zoe Saldana covered the July issue of InStyle magazine, but she wasn't the only Saldana people have been buzzing about. 

In the issue's interview, she reveals that when she married her husband Marco two years ago, he decided to break tradition in a big way and take her last name. 

It's still "tradition" for a woman to take the man's last name — in a 2011 survey by wedding website The Knot, 86 percent of women took their husband's last name — though more women have decided to keep their own or hyphenate. Still, there's a stigma when it comes to men taking their wife's last name.

Saldana actually told "InStyle" in her interview that she tried to talk the father of her twins out of it.

'I tried to talk him out of it,' she tells InStyle. I told him, 'If you use my last name, you're going to be emasculated by your community of artists, by your Latin community of men, by the world.''

But Marco was having none of it: 

"Marco looks up at me and says [she puts on a cute Italian accent], 'Ah, Zoë, I don't give a sheet.'"

It seems that Saldana herself has had a change of heart because two years later, the two are enjoying each other and their newly formed family.

The couple even responded to haters in a Facebook post last night.

They want the world to know that men taking a woman's last name has nothing to do with their "manliness."

"Men, you will not cease to exist by taking your partner's surname. On the contrary — you'll be remembered as a man who stood by change. I know our sons will respect and admire their father more because their father lead by example," they wrote.

"Gentlemen, I implore you to think outside the box — remove the box altogether. Let's redefine masculinity."