Actress Zoe Saldana, best known for her portrayal of a Na'Vi princess in the blockbuster Avatar, today announced that she and her fiance, entrepreneur Keith Britton, have called it quits after 11 years together. The pair 'have amicably separated after 11 years,' her representative said in a statement.
Zoe, 34, and Keith, 36, revealed their engagement in June 2010. At the time, the actress said that Britton was very supportive of her life in the Hollywood spotlight, and that she felt he was the only person who knew 'the real Zoe.' The pair are also business partners, having co-founded a fashion industry website called My Fashion Date Base.
Zoe, who was born in New Jersey but spent seven years in the Dominican Republic as a child, looked stunning in an emerald green floor length dress as she presented at the Latin Grammy awards on Friday night. She was the ultimate professional as she battled through the Las Vegas event with a smile on her face, despite what was happening in her personal life.
She had previously said of her fiancee: 'I feel like the partners that stay at home, they have their lives, but they’re the ones that are living with the real you. I think that they need to be recognised, every now and then, every 10 years, just come out in public - put him on the spot and just say thank you. He’s a very independent soul. He understands what I do, but this is not what he fell in love with and that’s what I love.' Since starring in smash hit movie Avatar, she has been touted as one of Hollywood's biggest up and coming actresses but her last film, Colombiana, flopped at the box office.