George Lucas Gets Married! Who is Mellody Hobson?


40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards - ArrivalsGeorge Lucas got married! Yes, the creator of Star Wars and god to many a movie a fan got hitched over the weekend at his gorgeous Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif.

Some of his high profile pals sent out his well wishes via Twitter .

Samuel L. Jackson tweeted,”Let’s give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his bride Mellody, on this, their wedding day.”  And Ron Howard tweeted that their ceremony “was a joy to behold.”

So who did George Lucas marry? Her name is Mellody Hobson and the two have been a couple since 2006. She is a very accomplished businesswoman. The Chicago native attended Princeton and is the president of Ariel Investments, a mutual fund investment firm. She also moonlights as an analyst on finance, market news, and current economic trends for CBS News. Mellody also is a big advocate for investor education. But that’s not all, she is also chairman of the board for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, a director of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Groupon, Inc., and Starbucks Corporation.

She shares George Lucas’ passion for education. She is the chairman of After School Matters, a non-profit that provides Chicago teens with after-school programs. She’s also on the board of  the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, The Chicago Public Education Fund, and The Sundance Institute. Yes, she is one busy lady!

Congrats to the happy couple. May the force be with them!

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