Beloved George Lucas has married his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson and she is quite the woman.
We have all the info right here on her celebrity friends, her amazing accomplishments, and more. Check out our 5 Fast Facts now!
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson have been together for a while. They're both powerful. Both have money. They have common interests.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) January 4, 2013
1. Spielberg Named “The Force” Mellody
As old friend and business collaborator Steven Spielberg toasted the happy couple, Spielberg joked that “The Force” finally had a name: Mellody.
2. Mellody Has a Lot of Famous Friends
Now with Michelle Dockery and Mellody Hobson pic.twitter.com/iiZ7hnlQf3
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) April 27, 2013
Celebrities gathered to congratulate and celebrate the happy couple. The Huffington Post confirms that it was a star-studded affair. Journalist Bill Moyers officiated the ceremony, Van Morrison played at the reception, and many others including Francis Ford Coppola, Arianna Huffington, and Steven Spielberg were in attendance.
Let's give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his Bride Melodie on This their WEDDING DAY!! Congrats!!!!!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 22, 2013
Friend and fan Samuel L. Jackson sent out a congratulatory tweet on behalf of Hobson and Lucas as well.
3. Hobson is Quite the Accomplished Business Woman
Mellody Hobson discusses what could be the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese buyer: http://t.co/Ve0SVbGFrl
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 30, 2013
First and foremost, Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments. Hobson is said to be a financial guru. She is also a chairman of Dreamworks Animation as well as a financial contributor with CBS.
Study says only 2/3 of Americans have saved for retirement & the average American has saved less than $25K, says Mellody Hobson
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 11, 2013
According to TV Balla, Hobson is also a director of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Groupon, Inc., and Starbucks Corporation. We are shocked she even had time to get married.
4. This Girl is an Ivy League Chick
Saw my friend Mellody Hobson at Special awards ceremony. Chicago and Princeton in the house! #oscars
— Reginald Ponder (@thereelcritic) February 25, 2013
With a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, it seems that George Lucas isn’t the only genius of the duo. Hobson earned her degree in 1991 from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. This power couple is certainly a intellectual “force” to be reckoned with.
ex-Senator (& Princeton alum) Bill Bradley will walk Mellody Hobson (class of 91) down the aisle to marry George Lucas. http://t.co/B7weliF1
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) January 11, 2013
5. Peter Soronen Designed Hobson’s Wedding Dress
Awww…Mellody Hobson looked lovely in her wedding dress: http://t.co/Fec1hdxO64
— Ms. GigiChiny (@GigiChiny) June 24, 2013
Fashion designer Peter Soronen has dressed many high-profile women, including the first lady Michelle Obama. He excels in evening wear and, according to The Huffington Post:
Soronen took a bridal turn for Hobson’s wedding dress, a classic bridal confection complete with off-the-shoulder straps and an intricately beaded bodice. The bride changed skirts between the ceremony and the party, and she will be wearing a second Soronen dress for a post-wedding party in Chicago this coming weekend.