Hailey Baldwin explains taking Justin Bieber’s last name: 'He gets added to who I am'

Hailey Baldwin may have taken her new husband Justin Bieber’s last name, but she says the decision to do so doesn’t alter her identity.

Baldwin — who changed her name to “Hailey Rhode Bieber” on Instagram a few months after the couple wed at a New York City courthouse in September — recently told Bustle that she wanted to add the “I’ll Show You” singer’s surname to her own because she felt like they were "becoming family.”

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“I always wanted to add his name to mine because I feel like we're becoming family, and I’m a little traditional and old school like that. But I don’t take away my identity. He gets added to who I am,” she said.

The model also revealed she approached her father, Stephen Baldwin — whose famous brothers include Alec, William and Daniel — before making the change.

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“I'm very proud of my family name," she said. "I come from a great family with a history in this industry. I remember when I was going to change it, I asked my dad if he was going to be upset and he was like, 'No! I don't care. We love you. All good, everyone still knows you're a Baldwin.' It's true!"

The news comes after Bieber recently revealed to Vogue he had a “legitimate problem with sex” and explained why he and Baldwin saved themselves for marriage after rekindling their romance in June.

Fox News' Katherine Lam contributed to this report.