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OTRC: Vanessa Minnillo takes husband Nick Lachey's last name

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo appear on 'Good Morning America.' (ABC)

Vanessa Minnillo, co-host of ABC competition show "Wipeout," has officially adopted her new husband Nick Lachey's last name.

The 31-year-old reality star even changed her Twitter username recently and said: "So.... I'm making it official, and I LOVE my 'new name!'". "@VanessaLachey.... has a nice ring to it ;-)."

She was also introduced as "Vanessa Lachey" during the 2011 American Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20. She and singer Lionel Richie handed out the biggest award of the night - Artist of the Year - to Taylor Swift.

(Check out a full list of winners as well as photos of celebrities on the red carpet, pictures of some of the best moments from the show and celebrities backstage)

Vanessa Lachey married Nick Lachey, former 98 Degrees singer, host of the NBC reality show "The Sing-Off" and ex-husband of singer Jessica Simpson, in July. They announced their engagement in November 2010 and had dated on and off for about three years beforehand. Their wedding was filmed for a TLC network television special.

In September, "Dancing With The Stars" host Brooke Burke announced she was officially taking on her husband David Carvet's last name.

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