Vanessa Minnillo has taken her husband Nick Lachey's surname.

American television personality, model and presenter Vanessa Minnillo dropped her last name and taken her husband Nick Lachey's surname. Her name is now, therefore, Venessa Lachey. The 31-year-old reality star even changed her Twitter username recently and said: "So.... I'm making it official, and I LOVE my 'new name!'". "@VanessaLachey.... has a nice ring to it ;-)."

The "Wipeout" hostess married Nick Lachey, former 98 Degrees singer, host of the NBC reality show "The Sing-Off" and ex-husband of singer Jessica Simpson, in July. She might be inspired by the instance that in September, "Dancing With The Stars" host Brooke Burke announced she was officially taking on her husband David Carvet's last name.

The newlywed -- who describes herself as a "host by day, wifey by night, wanna-be mommy all the time" in her Twitter profile -- recently purchased a home in in Encino, Calif. with her husband and working on filling up their new Encino mansion with a family as soon as possible.

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