George Lucas has written the sequel to his love life. On Saturday, the 69-year-old "Star Wars" writer/director wed 44-year-old Mellody Hobson, his second wife.
The affair at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif. was intimate but star-studded. According to The Huffington Post, journalist Bill Moyers officiated the ceremony, Arianna Huffington was in attendance and Francis Ford Coppola read a Maya Angelou poem.
Van Morrison played at the reception and Lucas' longtime friend and production partner Steven Spielberg gave the toast, joking that "The Force" finally had a name: Mellody.
"It only takes one person to have met the love of your life," Moyers, a Baptist minister before becoming a journalist, told all in attendance. He quoted the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi: "When I heard my first love story, I was thinking of you."
Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments, chairman of DreamWorks Animation and a financial contributor with CBS. Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley gave the bride away.
- George Lucas
- Mellody Hobson
- Arianna Huffington
- Francis Ford Coppola
- Steven Spielberg
- Maya Angelou