Star Wars Creator George Lucas Gets Hitched To Mellody Hobson!
This past weekend Star Wars creator George Lucas finally tied the knot with longtime girlfriend and Ariel Investments head Mellody Hobson at the Skywalk Ranch in Marin County, California, according to Business Insider reports.
A few celebrity friends tweeted their congratulations including Samuel L. Jackson and Ron Howard who gave a “Galactic shout out” and cited the wedding as a “joy to behold,” respectively.
The cute couple met in Aspen, Colorado, during a business conference in 2006 and became engaged in January of this year. Hobson is both Dreamworks Animation chair as well as the head of Ariel Investments, a financial management firm.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Hobson gave some insight into why the pair work together, saying:
“I think it works because we are extraordinarily open-minded people and we’re open to what the universe brings us and I think we didn’t have preconceived ideas about what a partnership should be and so we allowed ourselves to discover something that was unexpected.”
Lucas, is most known for creating the astronomically popular Star Wars franchise as well as for executive producing box office topping films like Indiana Jones, and the more recent Red Tails, which chronicles the story of the 332nd Fighter Group (The Tuskegee Airmen).
Lucas recently sold his production company to Disney for $4.05 billion and donated the majority of that to charity. Wow! One thing we know? This couple will ALRIGHT if they can donate $4 billion without batting an eyelash! Well wishes to the new and obviously happy couple!