Hailey Bieber (formerly Baldwin) announced that she took her husband Justin Bieber‘s last name in a very public way. She changed her Instagram handle to @HaileyBieber.
Now the newlywed is opening up why she changed her famous last name to another famous last name.
Hailey told Bustle all about her name change. “It took some getting used to, for sure. It’s definitely strange, it takes adjusting,” she told Bustle.
On November 16, 2018, Hailey changed her Instagram handle confirming her marriage to Justin and her name change. The decision wasn’t easy for Hailey because the Baldwin family is so iconic.
“I’m very proud of my family name,” Hailey said. “I come from a great family with a history in this industry. I remember when I was going to change it, I asked my dad if he was going to be upset and he was like, ‘No! I don’t care. We love you. All good, everyone still knows you’re a Baldwin.’ It’s true!”
With her father’s blessing, Hailey changed her name.
Typically celebrities don’t change their last name or use a hyphenate, like Kim Kardashian-West. But now it seems like celebrities are jumping on the trend of changing their last name. Miley Cyrus changed her name to Hemsworth and Priyanka Chopra changed her last name to Jonas.
Is this a new trend that will stick around?