“Star Wars” creator George Lucas and his wife Mellody welcomed a daughter, Everest Hobson Lucas, from a surrogate mother on Friday, the filmmaker’s representative told reporters today.
However, the spokesperson didn’t reveal any additional details about the baby. Lucas has three other children – Jett, 20, Katie, 25, and Amanda, 32, reports International Business Times.
The news come two months after the happy duo tied the knots at Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif. While the filmmaker’s son served as best man at the wedding, his daughters were the bridesmaids.
Star Wars powerhouse and CBS News finance and economy analyst exchanged vows in front of 200 guests including Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart, Quincy Jones and his daughter Rashida.
The bride wore a white dress by Peter Soronen and carried brightly coloured roses as her ‘something blue.’
“It was a gathering of people who have known George and Mellody for a very long time. It was an extraordinary day filled with so much love,” Lynne Hale, a spokesperson for Lucas, told reporters at the time.
The ceremony was officiated by journalist Bill Moyers, who famously interviewed the writer Joseph Campbell at Skywalker Ranch for a landmark documentary series in 1988.
“It only takes one person to have met the love of your life,” Moyers, who was a Baptist minister before launching his illustrious career in journalism, told the bride and groom. Moyers went on to quote the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi: “When I heard my first love story, I was thinking of you.”
During a joint interview on OWN last year, Hobson told Oprah Winfrey of her relationship with the famed director:
“I think it works because we are extraordinarily open-minded people and we’re open to what the universe brings us and I think we didn’t have preconceived ideas about what a partnership should be and so we allowed ourselves to discover something that was unexpected.”
Lucas, 69, and Hobson, 44, announced their engagement in January following a seven-year courtship.
October saw the news that the Walt Disney Company had agreed to buy Lucasfilm from its founder, George Lucas, for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.
“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” Robert Iger, Disney’s chairman and chief executive explained.
“This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity.”
The company also said that half the price will be paid in stock and Disney plans to issue about 40m shares to cover the deal.
The world-famous filmmaker, who is 68 years old, said he was passing on Star Wars to a new generation of filmmakers.
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” he said. “I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.”
He went on, adding that the deal meant the franchise could flourish. “Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products,” he added.