Famous people who kept their ex’s last name after divorce

Tina Turner -
Before there was Tina Turner, there was Anna Mae Bullock. She was married to Ike Turner from 1962 to 1978, and kept his name even though she married Erwin Bach in 2013.

Jack White -
Born John Anthony Gillis, Jack White skipped tradition and took musical partner Meg White's last name when they married. They divorced in 2000.

Melinda Gates -
American philanthropist Melinda Gates was married to Bill Gates from 1994 to 2021. She still goes by her famous surname.

Ivana Trump (1949-2022) -
Socialite Ivana Trump was born Ivana Marie Zelníčková. Married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992, she kept her second husband's surname after the divorce.

Demi Moore -
That's right, Demi Moore was married to someone else before marrying Bruce Willis. Born Demetria Guynes, she was married to musician Freddy Moore from 1980 to 1985.

Kris Jenner -
Born Kristen Mary Houghton, the Kardashian-Jenner matriarch decided to keep the surname from her second marriage to Caitlyn Jenner.

Joy Behar -
Comedian Joy Behar was born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto, but kept the surname of her ex-husband, Joe Behar. She married Steve Janowitz in 2011.

Jeri Ryan -
Actress Jeri Ryan kept the name of her ex-husband, US politician Jack Ryan, after they divorced in 1999. Her maiden name was Zimmermann.

Cheryl Cole -
Before she married English soccer player Ashley Cole, Cheryl Cole was Cheryl Ann Tweedy. Married from 2006 to 2010, she still uses her ex's name.

Lucy Lawless -
'Xena' star Lucy Lawless kept the last name of her ex-husband, Garth Lawless, after they divorced. She's been married to producer and writer Robert Tapert since 1998.

Camille Grammer -
'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Camille Grammer was married to Kelsey Grammer from 1997 to 2011. Though she remarried in 2018, she still goes by his last name.

joanna Kerns -
'Growing Pains' actress Joanna Kerns kept the last name of her ex-husband, Richard Kerns, after they divorced. She's been married to producer Marc Appleton since 1994.

Nicole Murphy -
Married to Eddie Murphy from 1993 to 2006, model Nicole Murphy kept the last name of her famous ex. They have five kids together.

Brenda Blethyn -
Actress Brenda Bottle took the name of her first husband, Alan James Blethyn. Post-divorce, Blethyn was nominated for two Oscars, two Emmys, and four BAFTAs.

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