Top 10 – Celebs Who Kept & Lost Their Maiden Names

Posted on Jul 17 2014 - 9:34am by Kaitlyn Jeffries


The recently wed, Jessica Simpson decided to take her husband’s name, which is a new sentiment for the songstress/fashion designer as in her first marriage she neglected to take Nick Lachey’s last name.


Just to add a little testosterone to our list, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson took his very successful (who I might also add is 23 years his senior) wife’s last name when they married in 2012.


Although diva Beyonce likes to shout from the rooftops that she’s proud to be Mrs. Carter, legally she is still a Knowles through and through.

Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey performs onstage during BET Honors 2014 at Warner Theatre in Washingto

Another diva who kept her independence is none other than Mariah Carey, who loves her husband and two twin daughters to pieces, but still chose to keep her name. I’d be willing to guess it is more for the benefit of her brand than anything else.


Married three times and still hasn’t taken the name of any of her husbands, Halle Berry chose to keep her name for her recent nuptials to French actor Olivier Martinez.


Kim Kardashian also chose to stick to the Kardashian brand name with a twist. Ladies and gentleman i introduce to you Kardashian-West.


Mary J. Blige, who’s been married since 2003, is still glowing because of her marital bliss. However she still maintains the ‘Blige’ name.

Jessica Biel dressed as a yoga instructor on the set of 'Shiva and Mel' in Los Angeles, CA.

Jessica Biel decided to take on hubby Justin Timberlake’s last name and who can blame her?


Channing Tatum’s wife, Jenna Dewan, chose to stick like glue to her man and take on the Tatum name.


Tuff boss-lady Jada Pickett took her fresh prince’s name along with hers when they married in 1997.

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Kaitlyn Jeffries is an addicted romance/erotic connoisseur and a lover of anything dipped in sugar. Her hobbies are watching corny romantic comedies, without snarky comments, and discussing random topics with close friends and family.

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