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Martin Lewis reveals wife underwent 'complicated' journey for love

Martin Lewis is married to Lara for over the last decade

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
Martin Lewis reveals wife went through a legal name-changing process
Martin Lewis reveals wife went through a legal name-changing process

Martin Lewis recently revealed that his wife legally changed her name to merge their two surnames together.

The Money Saving Expert, who married the TV journalist Lara Lewington in 2009, revealed that although she’s adamant to keep her name in the broadcasting world, she did go through a 'complicated' legal process to merge the two surnames.

In a candid setup on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, May 22, Martin explained that his wife changed his name.

The Made In Chelsea stars tied the knot last year at an extravagant ceremony.

Celebrating their first year wedding anniversary, Sophie changed her surname to Laing after Jamie Laing revealed a present from his wife Sophie Habboo.

The 35-year-old expressed his excitement on their podcast The Newly Weds, noting: “It caught me by surprise, it was amazing.”

Martin then explained how his wife changed her name after they got married, adding: “Lara is legally Lara Lewis, but her name is obviously Lara Lewington”.

He continued: “When we actually got married we shared surnames, we took the first four letters of Lewington, Lewi, and added the S of my name and got Lewis on the backend.”

Sharing his stance on the name, he added: “But I said she should have been Lara Lewington Lewis because that is a great telly name!”

“It feels a bit complicated,’ Jamie chimed in with, with Martin clarifying: ‘Lara Lewington is her working name, Lara Lewis is her legal name.”

For the unversed, Lara started her broadcast career in 2003 at Five and Five News ahead of moving to Sky News as a showbiz respondent.