Zoe Saldana is ''super happy'' with her new love.

The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star was spotted with Italian artist Marco Perego at a private party for the new sci-fi blockbuster in Los Angeles, California earlier this week and although their romance is still quite new, friends say she hasn't been this happy in some time.

A source told E! News: ''They have known each other for quite some time, but obviously things changed for them recently.

''They aren't calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend just yet but Zoe is super-happy right now. She's in a really happy place.

''Marco is a really good guy. He has a really good energy.''

The 34-year-old actress - who split from 'Silver Linings Playbook' actor Bradley Cooper last year - recently insisted she wouldn't date another movie star, but her new beau is said to have a striking resemblance to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star Johnny Depp.

Long-haired Marco has even been nicknamed ''Pirate Perego'' by pals because of his likeness to the star's iconic 'Pirates of the Caribbean' character Captain Jack Sparrow.

The artist is a former professional football player but after his career was cut short due to a leg injury, he tapped into his creative side and impressively sold a piece to fashion icon Giorgio Armani at his very first art show.