12 Celebs Who Broke From the Hollywood Norm and Changed Their Names After Getting Married

Though it may be fairly rare in Hollywood, 80 percent of American women change their name after getting married – and these stars are among them


Formerly Vanessa Minnillo, now Vanessa Lachey, said that she wanted to take her husband Nick Lachey's last name because she's “old fashioned." After their 2012 wedding, she told PEOPLE: "We talked about it and he was so sweet," she says. "He said, 'Whatever you want, I understand.' And I said, 'But would it mean a lot to you if I took it? Because I'm old fashioned and I want to.' And he said, 'What guy wouldn't want their girl to take their name fully?' [But] He didn't push me, no, no, no."