Brooke Burke and David Charvet
09/19/2011 at 08:00 AM EDT
Brooke Burke waited five years before marrying her hubby
David Charvet, but she's wasting no time taking his last name.
"Tomorrow on Dancing with the Stars
will be the first time I go by my new name [on TV]," the ABC show's host, 39, told PEOPLE at Sunday's Emmy Awards
. "I'm happy about being Brooke Charvet."
Although the former Ms. Burke is excited about the change, not all people agree with her decision.
"It's been 50-50 from everybody, but I'm doing it!" she says.
The mother of four is still basking in the joy of being a newlywed.
"The timing just felt right," she says of her secret nuptials
. "It was a very selfish, but meaningful moment. It was really spontaneous and romantic and really about us and not about what everyone else wanted or thought."