London - Zoe Saldana is "about" three months pregnant.

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actress - who has been the subject of rumours in recent weeks that she is expecting her first child - and husband Marc Perego are delighted about becoming parents, but don't intend to confirm the news just yet.

A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Zoe is about three months pregnant. But she will only announce the news when she's ready.

"Zoe has always wanted a big family, and Marco's on board too!"

The 36-year-old beauty - who was in a relationship with entrepreneur Keith Britton for 11 years until November 2011 and later dated actor Bradley Cooper until January 2013 - previously admitted she was in a "beautiful place" in her life when she met Marco last year and was ready to marry him shortly afterwards as she finally felt comfortable with herself.

She recently said: "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.

"Where I lost that fear of being alone. It was bliss.

"I met my partner when I was in really a beautiful place in my life. When you are desired and you desire, so many things in your life start to make sense." - BANG Showbiz