7 Celebrity Women Who Didn’t Take Their Husbands’ Last Names
It may be a Western social custom for a woman to take her husband's surname when she gets married, but not everyone is willing to give up their last name, something that is often an important part of our individual identities. The same thing goes for celebrities, but sometimes it's not just about bucking cultural norms: it's also about preserving a brand.
Some stars, like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, only added onto their already famous last names (Beyonce goes by Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Kardashian is now Kim Kardashian West) rather than drop them completely, while others, like Mariah Carey and Drew Barrymore, didn't change up their signatures whatsoever.
Below, take a look at ten celebrity women who didn't take their husbands' last names, or only added onto/hyphenated their own surnames: