Happy Valentine’s Day!
I love this couple.  You can tell that Mellody Hobson and George Lucas are very much in love and respect each other deeply.
Star Wars creator George Lucas, the 69-year-old director and producer tied the knot with Mellody Hobson, a 44-year-old businesswoman on June 22, 2013 at the Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California.

Wedded bliss: George Lucas and long time girlfriend Mellody Hobson married in California on Saturday
Wedded bliss: George Lucas and Mellody Hobson married in California on June 22, 2013

There were 200 invited guests including Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart, Quincy Jones and his daughter Rashida.

The bride wore a wedding gown by Peter Soronen and carried brightly coloured roses as her ‘something blue’.  Former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley walked her down aisle, Francis Ford Coppola did a reading and journalist Bill Moyersalso a Baptist minister; officiated the ceremony.

Another Hollywood heavyweight, filmmaker and producer Steven Spielberg, is said to have given a toast, with a source revealing: ‘He joked that the Force finally had a name: Mellody!’

The Star Wars supremo was previously married to film editor Marcia Lucas from 1969 until their divorce in 1983.  He has three adopted children son, Jett, was George’s  best man, while his daughters, Katie and Amanda, served as bridesmaids.  George’s bio below.

Hobson heads the investment management firm and is the Chair of Ariel Investments and Chair of Dream Works Animation SKG Inc.  It is her first marriage.  Mellody’s bio below.
Picturesque: The couple exchanged vows at the Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California
Picturesque: The couple exchanged vows at the Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California

Director Ron Howard was also among the guests and later congratulated the happy couple via Twitter.  ‘George Lucas Melody Hobson wedding was joy to behold,’ he wrote. ‘Bill Moyers service was beautiful, nothing short of profound. Congrats Mr&Mrs Lucas.’

Samuel L Jackson, who played Jedi Mace Windu in Star Wars prequels The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith, also tweeted his best wishes.  ‘Let’s give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his bride Mellody on this, their wedding day,’ he wrote.

The reception included entertainment by Janelle Monae and Van Morrison. 


Second celebration reception held in Chicago

The couple held another reception a week later in Chicago (Mellody’s home town).  Among those on the guest list were former Mayor Richard Daley, gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley, the Reverend Jesse JacksonMark Hamill who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars, Grammy award-winning singer Ne-Yo and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

Prince with a 22 piece band was the featured entertainment for this outdoor celebration in Chicago’s Hyde Park.  The Lucas paid for the additional city costs.

Lucas will have plenty of time to spend with his new wife. He sold his Lucasfilm production company to Disney in October 2012 for $4.05 billion – most of which he donated to educational philanthropy.

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Mellody & George sit down with Oprah at Skywalker Ranch

Oprah tells Mellody and George how she found out they were dating and the couple discussed how they met and why their relationship works during a joint interview with Oprah Winfrey in January 2012.  Click on the brief video above. 


Proud parents Mellody and George debuted their baby girl Everest Hobson Lucas delivered via surrogacy  The family was photographed while preparing to go for a boat ride in Saint Barthelemy, France a couple of weeks ago.   A  photo of Mellody looking  at George while he puts his newborn daughter Everest in a tiny infant life jacket.  The only words to describe it is…it’s just precious.

Hobson & Lucas Biographies
Mr. and Mrs. Lucas attending the Academy Motion Picture Arts Sciences Governors Awards Nov. 2013.

The Force Be with You!