George Lucas is Engaged

Famed director George Lucas, 68, and businesswoman Mellody Hobson, 43, are engaged.

The couple has been dating for seven years and the is often seen hand-in-hand at red carpet events, including Formula One Grand Prix races & the Cannes Film Festival–these two are no strangers to the media spotlight.

This will be the second marriage for the “Star Wars” filmmaker Lucas and the first marriage for Hobson, president of the Chicago-based investment management firm, Ariel Investments LLC.  Lucas most recently made the headlines after selling Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney.  Lucas was the sole owner and donated his $4 billion profit from the sale to an education foundation.

“For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company,” explained Lucas.“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.”

We cannot wait to see what the future holds for this successful power couple.  We also are excitedly anticipating what Hobson’s engagement ring looks like!


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