Celeb Guys Who Took Their Wives' Names

Of course, none of them started actually going by it...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2010 10:48 AM CST
Actor Jay Mohr, right, gets a kiss from his wife Nikki Cox before announcing nominations for the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Nov. 9, 2008.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Katy Perry is taking new hubby Russell Brand’s last name—but in Hollywood, does it ever go the other way? Kate Torgovnick discovered that yes, it does. She lists four famous men who took their wives’ names, on The Frisky:

  • Jay Mohr: Added wife Nikki Cox’s last name to his, so he’s Jay Cox Mohr. Why not put his last name first? Because, um, then it would be Mohr Cox…

  • Jay-Z: He’s also rumored to have added his wife Beyonce’s last name, changing his to Shawn Knowles Carter.
  • John Lennon: He became John Ono Lennon when he married Yoko.
For the complete list, including a guy who first changed his given name before taking his wife’s name because he didn’t like being linked to the Kardashians, click here. (On more of a downer note, click here for divorced actresses who took, then dropped, their husbands' names.)

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