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Vanessa Lachey Reveals Why She Took Nick Lachey's Last Name (VIDEO)

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Vanessa Lachey, formerly Minnillo, raised a few eyebrows when she took husband Nick Lachey's last name after marrying him in 2011. On Wednesday, the "Wipeout" host stopped by HuffPost Live Wednesday and opened up about the big change.

"I see myself as his wife first, [rather than] as a personality or name," she said. "That's how I've always been -- you get married and you take your husband's last name and you have a family, so that's what we're doing."

The couple began dating in 2006 and got engaged in 2010. Nick was previously married to Jessica Simpson, from 2002 to 2005.

Watch the clip above to hear more from Vanessa, and click here to watch the full segment on HuffPost Live.

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