Heidi Klum Officially Takes Seal's Last Name

11/20/2009 at 06:05 PM EST

Heidi Klum Officially Takes Seal's Last Name
Heidi Klum and Seal
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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

The bond between Heidi Klum and husband Seal just got a little closer.

On Friday, a Los Angeles commissioner approved Klum's legal name change to Heidi Samuel, her husband's surname.

In her filing, Klum, 36, gave a one-word reason for the change: Marriage. The couple tied the knot more than four years ago, and Klum gave birth to their fourth child last month. This week, the model made a surprise appearance when she walked the runway in the Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York just six weeks after giving birth.

A rep for Klum did not comment when asked if the Project Runway host intends to be known professionally as Heidi Samuel from now on.

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