Los Angeles: Hollywood star Will Smith`s actress-wife Jada Pinkett has revealed she feared criticism from fans while adopting his last name.
The `Madagascar` actress, married to Smith for 17 years, said in her recent long Facebook post that she thought people would criticise her for not being an independent woman for using his last name.
"The dilemma you face whether to change your last name to your husband`s is a timely one.
"I have always believed that an empowered woman is one that can stand on her own two feet and has the strength to trust her personal code of womanhood and not necessarily the code that a collective creates as the standard to which an independent woman must adhere to, to actually be identified as...Independent," she wrote.
"Each woman carries a different code so that she may never be replicated and is assured her individuality and freedom. As long as your decision reflects your personal code towards building the woman you want to be in this world...Congrats...Job well done," she added.