At Women in Film's 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards Tuesday night, Zoe Saldana finally announced that she was coming out of the closet.
As a straight woman, that is.
Accepting the MaxMara "Face of the Future" Award, the 31-year-old "Avatar" and "Star Trek" star said, "I have to thank that one special person who always gets buried and overlooked. I've lived a very private life, and I've been with a partner for 10 years who has allowed me to age ..."
"... which is absolutely awesome and he's super bright, and he's here tonight and I'm just going to come out of the closet right now. I'm going to say, 'Thank you.' I tend to confuse privacy with not saying thank you, so I love you."
And then the screens on either side of the stage flashed on her squeeze, former actor and chief executive of MyFDB.com Keith Britton
Now the Ministry is just as romantic as the next blogger, but we suspect that the lovely Saldana didn't just wake up and discover she was living with a cutie pie. We're placing our bets on the long arm of Siempre Mujer magazine, for Latinas living in the U.S., which put her on the cover of its April/May issue. English translations of the cover story, which ricocheted as far away as the Hindustan Times, had Saldana saying she wasn't surprised by rumors she was a lesbian: "People have sometimes told my grandmother, 'Your granddaughter has a bit of lesbianism in her.'"