- "I'm happy about being Brooke Charvet," Brooke Burke said
- The former Ms. Burke is excited about the change
- The mother of four is still basking in the joy of being a newlywed
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.
"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."