Director George Lucas marries long-time girlfriend at U.S. ranch

Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:24am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - Famous directors, fans and even Darth Vader congratulated "Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Tuesday on his marriage to long-time girlfriend Mellody Hobson at his Skywalker ranch in California.

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, who was at the wedding on Saturday, tweeted a picture of Lucas in white tie with a white flower on his label and his bride in a white dress with a veil.

"The visionary "Star Wars" filmmaker wed the Ariel Investments president before an intimate gathering," Huffington wrote in a report for her news and gossip website.

She said Lucas's second wedding was officiated by U.S. journalist Bill Moyers and was attended by friends and family including fellow filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. Van Morrison flew in to perform at the reception.

Another guest, U.S. film director Ron Howard went on Twitter to congratulate the couple.

"George Lucas Melody Hobson (sic) wedding was joy to behold .. Congrats Mr&Mrs Lucas," tweeted Howard.

The evil Lord Vader, a dark presence in the original "Star Wars" trilogy which first hit the silver screen in 1977, revealed a sunny side on the social media site.

"Congrats to George Lucas, who got married this weekend. May the Force be with your marriage," tweeted one fan from Twitter account Darth Vader@Depressed Darth.

Lucas, 69, has been married once before, to film editor Marcia Griffin. He has three adopted children.   Continued...

Director George Lucas and his partner Mellody Hobson arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, California February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok