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Dahvi Shira
September 19, 2011 12:00 PM

Brooke Burke waited five years before marrying her hubby David Charvet, but she’s wasting no time taking his last name.

“Tomorrow on Dancing with the Stars will be the first time I go by my new name [on TV],” the ABC show’s host, 39, told PEOPLE at Sunday’s Emmy Awards. “I’m happy about being Brooke Charvet.”

Although the former Ms. Burke is excited about the change, not all people agree with her decision.

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“It’s been 50-50 from everybody, but I’m doing it!” she says.

The mother of four is still basking in the joy of being a newlywed.

“The timing just felt right,” she says of her secret nuptials. “It was a very selfish, but meaningful moment. It was really spontaneous and romantic and really about us and not about what everyone else wanted or thought.”

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