Star Wars Creator George Lucas Engaged To Long-term Partner Mellody Hobson

After six long years together

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Star Wars creator George Lucas has just got engaged to his longterm girlfriend Mellody Hobson, the director's production company Lucasfilm Ltd stated yesterday.

Lucas, 68, has been with Hobson, the president of Chicago investment firm Ariel Investments LLC, for the past six years, and are finally going to tie the knot.

It will be Lucas' second marriage – he was married to Oscar-winning film editor Marcia Lucas from 1969 to 1983.

Mellody Hobson and George Lucas are engaged after six years together - Splash

43-year-old Hobson serves on the board of directors for Hollywood studio Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc, cosmetics company Estee Lauder Companies Inc, coffeehouse chain Starbucks Corp and Internet coupon company Groupon Inc.

Meanwhile, George Lucas rose to fame whilst directing the 1971 science-fiction film ''THX 1138'' and launched Star Wars in 1977 which developed into one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time.

He sold Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise to the Walt Disney Co in November for $4.05 billion.