'Star Trek Into Darkness' star Zoe Saldana is ''in a really happy place'' since she started dating Italian artist Marco Perego.
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.