David Hasselhoff is taking the hassel out of the hoff! The actor announced on Nov. 12 in a YouTube video that he has changed his last name because he’s wanting to for a long time. Wait, what?!
Is David Hasselhoff really changing his name? The 63-year-old made the announcement on social media and then posted a bizarre video of himself holding up a name change certificate which looked a bit suspect in our opinion. But nevertheless, the former Baywatch star claims that it’s now Mr. Hoff.
First he tweeted:”Big news today and a massive relief for me. I hope everyone can understand… it feels great!” But the best was when he offered an explanation to his fans on YouTube: “I’ve been wanting to drop the Hassel from my life for years. Now, I have made it official. David Hoff.” But we aren’t so sure we’re buying it because his rep said that this YouTube video was part of an ad campaign for cleaning supplies, launching in Australia: “It’s an excerpt from an ad campaign that launches in Australia this weekend,” his spokesman said. “David is just having some fun and more will be revealed in the next 24 hours.”
Earlier this year he talked about changing his name:”You know, my name is Hasselhoff, so I took the ‘hassel’ out of the ‘hoff,’ and I [became] The Hoff. Now I’m taking the hassle out of cleaning and it’s a way to kind of interact with my fans and get in people’s faces in a fun way.” David, who is incredibly famous overseas, especially in Germany, wrote in his autobiography: “The Hasselhoff name is of German/Austrian/Dutch origin. Hoff means house or village; there’s a town outside Frankfurt called Hasselhof. In Germany, people posed with my photograph and said they were related to me.”
HollywoodLifers, are you upset David changed his name?
— Chloe Melas