Vanessa Minnillo is officially Vanessa Lachey. And she’s thrilled about it. The ex-Entertainment Tonight correspondent revealed the reason behind her decision to drop her maiden moniker in favour of taking new hubby Nick Lachey’s last name.
“I got my social security card on Friday,” she told. “Now it’s Vanessa Joy Lachey, no Minnillo. And today, after this, I’m going to get my driver’s license.”
When asked whether the couple discussed the name change, the new Mrs. Lachey explained that she decided to do it for work, but only got around to legally making the switch now and Nick was fully supportive.
After dating for three years, Vanessa, 31, and Nick, 38, briefly split up in June 2009 only to reconcile that fall. The pair announced their engagement in November 2010 and tied the knot last July.