George Lucas has asked his long-term girlfriend Mellody Hobson’s hand in marriage.
The 68-year-old Star Wars director is engaged to DreamWorks animation chairman, 43-year-old Mellody Hobson, a rep for Lucasfilm confirmed Thursday.
The couple has been dating since 2006. This marks Mellody’s first marriage and Lucas’ second – He was previously married to film editor Marcia Lou Griffin, who shared an adopted daughter named Amanda before divorcing in 1983. Lucas went on to adopt two more children after his first marriage.
While George Lucas is definitely an icon in the film industry, he is just as lucky to have someone as talented as Mellody. Lucas’s fiancée is also a contributor to Good Morning America’s financial segments and has earned tons of acclaims. In 2002, Esquire named her one of the “Best and Brightest” in America.
The soon-to-be wedding is just timed perfectly. Lucas recently sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion, some of which were donated to an education foundation. At the time, he said: “As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”
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