Saldana and Cooper, who began dating while shooting The Words, broke up before New Year's Eve in 2012. "I was finally able to spend time without being in a relationship, and even though it was a short period of time, it was beautiful. I lost that fear of being alone," Saldana tells the magazine. "It was bliss."
The single stunner was seen smooching Perego at a Star Trek Into Darkness afterparty in May. It didn't take long for the pair to realize that they were meant to be. "I met my partner when I was in really a beautiful place in my life," Saldana, 36, says of her artist husband, whom she secretly wed later that summer. "It was like I found all my answers with him not in him. I was finding my answers on my own."