Jessica Biel decides to change her last name to Timberlake

Oct 27, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. ET

New bride Jessica Biel has decided to change her last name to her new husband's, but she won't be using that name in her professional life.

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It's hard to believe Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have been married for over a week now, but they have yet to be done with their wedding. The couple is still celebrating their nuptials after a wedding on the Italian coast last Friday in front of 100 of their family and friends. And Biel has decided to make the marriage official by doing something that isn't always done in Hollywood.

"Yes, I'm changing my name," Biel told People. "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."

The wedding was a long time coming, and Timberlake won his bride over by serenading her as she walked down the aisle.

"It was an original piece I wrote specifically for the evening and for her," Timberlake told People.

And the wedding itself was a great evening for both Timberlake and Biel.

"It was magical. It was an unforgettable evening," said the groom.

But for the couple, the wedding is only the beginning of a long life together, and they seem to understand how important building a marriage is, even this early. They both seem to understand the wedding is just a small part of their lives together.

"It's great to be married," the couple told People. "The ceremony was beautiful, and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends."

Biel's decision to change her last name is the beginning of showing that commitment, but the way the couple act together shows how they feel about each other.

"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."

While "Jessica Timberlake" won’t be on any marquees anytime soon, the legal name change is enough to show how committed she is to her new husband.

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