'Star Wars' creator George Lucas weds Mellody Hobson
The force was undoubtedly with "Star Wars" creator George Lucas as he wed longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson Saturday afternoon, as a director's spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The pair tied the knot at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif. surrounded by and attended to by a bevy of stars: Former Senator Bill Bradley gave away the bride, PBS' Bill Moyers officiated, Van Morrison and Janelle Monae performed at the reception, Steven Spielberg offered a toast and Francis Ford Coppola read a poem by Maya Angelou.
But there was room for Lucas' family as well: His son Jett was best man and his daughter Amanda and Katie were bridesmaids.
Samuel L. Jackson (who played Jedi Mace Windu in the "Star Wars" prequels" tweeted good wishes to the couple:
And Ron Howard, who attended the ceremony, later tweeted his report:
The pair were engaged in January after first meeting in 2006; Hobson, who serves on the board of directors for Hollywood studio Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., cosmetics company Estee Lauder Companies Inc., coffeehouse chain Starbucks Corp. and Internet coupon company Groupon Inc., is 44. Lucas is 69.