Jessica Biel Is Changing Her Last Name To Timberlake


Last week we learned that Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake got themselves married in an intimate wedding ceremony in Italy and shortly thereafter, we got our first look at the couple’s wedding photos. Today we learn that Jessica has decided to change her last name to Timberlake, honoring an age old tradition where women take the last name of their husbands. It is not uncommon these days for women to retain their last name after marriage but clearly Jessica decided that she wanted to go the traditional route and change her last name from Biel to Timberlake.

Newlywed Jessica Biel is ready for all the changes that come with married life – including a new last name. “Yes, I’m changing my name,” says Biel, 30, who next appears in the film Hitchcock. “My professional name will still be the same, but for life, yes, I think it sounds great. I think I really won the jackpot of names.” But Biel, who wore a “whimsical” Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown for her Oct. 19 wedding to Justin Timberlake , is most excited about building a life with her new husband. “It’s hard to find that one person in the world,” says Biel. “Once you find that person, go for it. That kind of commitment is very special.” The stars’ “fantasy” nuptials capped off a week of celebrating for the duo, who toasted alongside 100 close friends and family on the Southern Italian coast.

Honestly, I like the tradition of changing one’s last name after marriage. It doesn’t have to be the woman to change her name, some men change their last names … or the couple decides to hyphenate their last name. It makes complete sense for Jessica Biel to retain her last name for professional reasons and take her husband’s name in her personal life. Not all actresses do that. When Jenna Dewan married Channing Tatum she changed her last name to Jenna Dewan Tatum both personally and professionally. In any event, congratulations again goes out to the newlyweds … and the new Mrs. Timberlake in particular.


  • Desi

    It is nice she’s changing her name but it kinda doesn’t have the same impact when the whole world knows you by a different name…ya know? In any case the wedding looked beautiful and I am happy for these two!!

  • Lexie

    I am a little bit disappointed by this, but not surprised! I just think it’s a little outdated.

    • Lulu


      My husband is my soul mate, and I couldn’t imagine not sharing a name with him, and our children.
      Do what works for you, but don’t hate on those who choose it.

  • apriljan

    Thanks for rubbing it in, Jessica.

    I mean, congrats to the newlyweds! ::throws confetti::

    • @apriljan — “::throws confetti::” … in her eyes? ;)

  • Shannon

    LOL, I keep thinking about those oooold ‘Mrs. Timberlake’ shirts! It’s a wrap for those ;)

    • @Shannon — LOL! Lookin’ thru your closet again, girl?

    • Shannon

      LMAO! I swear I never owned one! But maaad people did.

  • Brittany

    I was so happy after I got married to get rid of my maiden name (it was a very boring name) and to get a fun last name. To each his own though, whatever makes her and him happy. :)

  • BAlito

    So now they both are gonna be JT??? LOL thats hillarious… :D

  • Lauren xx

    I think Julia Roberts did the same thing. I read sometime a LONG WHILE ago she prefers to be called Mrs. Moder, but retains her maiden name professionally. I don’t really see what the big deal is, to each her own.

  • Luna

    Speaking of Channing Tatum and his wife, these 2 are the real deal! I LOVE THEM!!!