First Child For George And Mellody
The Star Wars family has grown again. Despite George Lucas selling his Star Wars empire to Disney last year (to the tune of $4 billion, which he then donated to an education fund), he will always be associated with the iconic space opera that dominated our childhoods and continues to be a strong influence in today’s pop culture. And now, he and his wife, Mellody Hobson, are the new parents to a little girl they named Everest Hobson Lucas.
First child for couple
George and Mellody were wed just a few months ago at his Skywalker Ranch in California, and the report of their daughter’s birth revealed that they used a surrogate. This is the first biological child for George, 69, who also has three adopted children -- Jett, 20, Katie, 25, and Amanda, 32.
Mellody, 44, is the president of the $3 billion firm Ariel Investments, as well as a contributor on “Good Morning America.” This is her first child.
A gestational surrogate describes an arrangement where the baby isn’t genetically related to the surrogate, and a traditional surrogate is when the surrogate is the child’s genetic mother, but has agreed to give up parental rights to the intended couple. The source article I consulted didn’t indicate which arrangement they had, but they aren’t alone in Hollywood for using a surrogate. Other stars include Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen, who recently announced that their daughter was born through a surrogate. Also, Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Elizabeth Banks have also gone the surrogate route.
Welcome to the world, little Padawan!
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