George Lucas' new wife Mellody Hobson is successful in her own right, with an unbelievable set of achievements under her belt. With so many traits to consider, what was it in particular that made the Star Wars director fall in love?
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.
In a joint interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, the couple explained their secrets for staying together despite such busy and separately successful working lives. Hobson said: "I think it works because we are extraordinarily open-minded people and we're open to what the universe brings us."
She sounds like a keeper to us!
Mellody Hobson Is An Extremely Successful Businesswoman And Has Just Married George Lucas.