Hailey Baldwin reveals the reason she took husband Justin Bieber's surname

The model asked her father, Stephen Baldwin, for advice 

Sarah Young
Wednesday 13 February 2019 10:40
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Hailey Baldwin has revealed the reason she decided to take Justin Bieber's surname when they got married.

In November 2018, Baldwin confirmed that she and Bieber tied the knot by changing her name to “Hailey Rhode Bieber” on Instagram.

The couple are thought to have wed in a private civil ceremony in New York last autumn after they were photographed entering a marriage license courthouse.

Bieber later confirmed the news on social media by sharing a photograph of the duo walking hand-in-hand with the simple caption: “My wife is awesome.”

Following the public name change, fans were quick to question why the model did so considering she already had such an instantly recognisable name as part of the Baldwin acting family.

Now, the 22-year-old has revealed a lot of thought went into her decision and that she even discussed it with her father, actor Stephen Baldwin.

“I'm very proud of my family name. I come from a great family with a history in this industry,” Baldwin told Bustle.

The model said her father encouraged her to do what felt right and to remember that taking Bieber’s surname wouldn’t make her any less of a Baldwin.

“I remember when I was going to change it, I asked my dad if he was going to be upset,” she recalled.

“And he was like, 'No! I don't care. We love you. All good, everyone still knows you're a Baldwin.' It's true!

“It took some getting used to, for sure. It's definitely strange, it takes adjusting.”

The news comes just days after actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas spoke about adopting a double-barrelled surname after marrying Nick Jonas.

Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon she said: “I always wanted to add his name to mine because I feel, like, you know, we’re becoming family, and I’m a little traditional and old school like that.

“But I don’t take away my identity. He gets added to who I am."

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