Last time we checked, Shawnie O'Neal and Kimora Lee Simmons were both divorced. But they're still going around with their exes' last names. Many women do it, but why?
Shaunie tells Necole Bitchie she didn't want to have to explain to their kids why Mommy doesn't have the same last name as them. Plus, she feels like she earned the name O'Neal.
Kimora recently told a Detroit radio station that she's keeping the last name because of her companies. It's a part of her brand, and she also believes that she's worked hard for her name."
- What reason would you consider to be valid for keeping the last name of someone you're no longer married to?
- How do you "earn" a last name? What do you think Shaunie and Kimora meant by that?
- Are you no longer married but still use your married name? Explain.
- What does it say about a woman's self-worth if she keeps her ex-husband's name?