Just days after marrying beau Kanye West, Kim Kardashian has changed her name on social media, picking up her husband's last name. It is unclear whether she has legally changed her name yet, however. The 33-year-old reality star is now “Kim Kardashian West,” according to Instagram and Twitter. This comes four days after she married the rapper during a ceremony in Italy at the Forte di Belvedere, a 16th-century fortress.
E!, which produces Kardashian's reality television show “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” shared exclusive shots of her dress, a haute couture Givenchy bridal gown, on Tuesday. In one picture, Kardashian and West are kissing, likely right after they each exchanged vows in front of friends and family. The setting is in front of a large wall of white roses, which is similar to the gift West gave Kardashian on Mother’s Day last month.
Another picture shows the two walking down the aisle after getting married, as guests look on and clap. In the background, Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, holds her granddaughter, North. Bruce Jenner also looks on in the photo, defying rumors that he would not be attending. In fact, he walked Kardashian down the aisle, reportedly as Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sang “Ave Maria.” Bocelli serenaded the couple with several other songs, including “Con te Partiro.” In another picture, the newlyweds wore biker jackets that fittingly read, “Just Married.”
While Kardashian wore a Givenchy lace gown and long silk veil during the ceremony, West wore a fitted custom Givenchy tuxedo. During the reception, the fashionable duo was serenaded by singer John Legend, who sang “All of Me” for their first dance as newlyweds.
While she was quick to change her name this time around, back in 2011 when she married NBA player Kris Humphries the two argued about Kim changing her last name. Humphries wanted her to change her name to “Kim Humphries,” but in scenes from her reality show, it was evident that Kim felt her last name was too significant to her brand to change it. Obviously a lot can happen in three years. She and Humphries infamously divorced after only 72 days as a married couple.