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Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Sir Jackie Stewart, George Lucas and Mellody Hobson - Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone - Race Day - Silverstone, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th July 2015

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George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
Sir Jackie Stewart, George Lucas and Mellody Hobson

SNL 40th Anniversary Special - 2015

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015

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Apollo Spring Gala and 80th Birthday Celebration - Arrivals

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson - Apollo Spring Gala and 80th Birthday Celebration held at the Apollo Theater - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 10th June 2014

Sundance Institute Vanguard Leadership Award

Mellody Hobson and George Lucas - Sundance Institute Vanguard Leadership Award at Stage 37 - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 4th June 2014

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Mellody Hobson and George Lucas

The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner

Mellody Hobson and George Lucas - The 2014 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner And Auction at Cipriani, Wall Street - New York City, United States - Tuesday 3rd June 2014

George Lucas' New Wife Mellody Hobson Is A Success In Her Own Right


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Star Wars creator George Lucas and businesswoman Mellody Hobson tied the knot in a Californian ceremony last weekend that was described as "beautiful" by celeb guests including Samuel L. Jackson and Ron Howard. Hobson did look stunning in a Peter Soronen gown but if you haven't heard of her before, she's more successful businesswoman than arm-candy for 69 year-old Lucas.

The pair met at a business conference in 2006 and dated for seven years until their engagement in January 2013. However, it's a wonder Hobson, 44, managed to fit a wedding into her busy schedule: she's president of Ariel Investments - an investment management firm - whilst she also chairs the board at Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., and a holds directing positions at Groupon, Inc., Starbucks Corporation and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. She also has a heart of gold, becoming involved with community outreach projects such as Chicago's 'After School Matters' (a charity that provides constructive after school activities for teenagers) whilst also sitting on the board for The Chicago Public Education Fund.

Despite Hobson's busy schedule, Lucas will have plenty of free time after selling his production company LucasFilm to Disney in October 2012 for a reported $4.05 billion, donating most of this sum to educational philanthropy - a cause that is clearly important to Hobson, the youngest of six children.

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Mellody Hobson Marries George Lucas, But Which Legend Played Live?


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Mellody Hobson has married her long-time partner - Star Wars director George Lucas - at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. The ceremony went ahead on Saturday afternoon (June 29, 2013), with former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley giving away the bride and George's son Jett serving as the best man. The director and producer's daughters Amanda and Katie served as bridesmaids, according to the movie mogul's spokesperson.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison played live at the reception, with the soulful Janelle Monae also playing a set. Steven Spielberg was also in attendance and director Francis Ford Coppola read a poem by Maya Angelou. That's some guest-list. 

Lucas became engaged to DreamWorks Animation chair Hobson, 43, in January. She is also head of the Chicago-based investment management firm Ariel Investments and chairman of Ariel Mutual Funds. Oh, and she's a director at Estee Lauder, Groupon and Starbucks as well as a regular contributor at CBS - in other words, she's a big player. A huge player. It will be her first marriage, though the second for Lucas, 68.

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George Lucas Weds Long-Time Sweetheart


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George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones tied the knot with his girlfriend of seven years, Mellody Hobson. According to sources speaking with People magazine, the wedding took place on Saturday (22nd June) in California's Marin County at Lucas' 4,700 acre Skywalker Ranch. Amongst other guests, the wedding was attended by fellow director Ron Howard and actor Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Jedi Mace Windu in Lucas' Star Wars franchise.

Both guests publically displayed their excitement for Lucas' wedding, with Howard tweeting "George Lucas Melody Hobson wedding was joy to behold Bill Moyers service was beautiful, nothing short of profound. Congrats Mr&Mrs Lucas" and Jackson similarly enthusing: "Let's give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his Bride Melodie on This their WEDDING DAY!!"

Engaged since January 2013, Hobson, 44, met Lucas, 69, at a business conference in 2006 and have been dating ever since. She heads Ariel Investments - an investment management firm - whilst also chairing the board at Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., and a director of Groupon, Inc., Starbucks Corporation and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

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George Lucas Thanks Fans For 'Kind Messages' As He Is Set To Wed Long Term Girlfriend Mellody Hobson


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George Lucas is set to marry after announcing his engagement to DreamWorks chairwoman Mellody Hobson via his production company Lucasfilm Limited.

The 'Star Wars' creator, 68, has been dating girlfriend Mellody, who is 25 years his junior, for seven years and are now finally planning to tie the knot. He took to Twitter to express his gratitude at the congratulating messages he has received from friends and fans alike. "Thank you for all of your kind messages regarding my engagement. I find them both touching and meaningful", he wrote.

Lucas, while being best known for his work on the seminal 'Star Wars' franchise, was also responsible for producing the 'Indiana Jones' movies which starred Harrison Ford as well as fantasy flicks 'Willow' starring Warwick Davies and 'Labyrinth' starring David Bowie. He has previously been married to movie editor Marcia Lou Griffin with whom he stayed with for 14 years before divorcing in 1983 two years after adopting their first daughter Amanda. Since then, he adopted two other children, Katie and Jett, as well as having a relationship with singer Linda Ronstadt. Mellody has never previously been married and has no children. 

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Star Wars Creator George Lucas Engaged To Mellody Hobson: Who Is She?


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Stars Wars creator George Lucas, who recently sold his company LucasFilm to Disney, is to marry his long-time girlfriend Mellody Hobson, it was reported on Thursday (January 3, 2013).

According to Reuters, no date or location has been set for the nuptials, though it will be the legendary producer and director's second marriage, after he tied the knot to film editor Marcia Lucas in 1969.

Hobson, 43, holds a pretty high profile job in the film industry too. She serves on the board of directors for Hollywood studio Dreamworks Animation, as well as for cosmetics company Estee Lauder, coffee-house chain Starbucks Corp and internet company Groupon. Basically she's in charge of everything. 

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