May the matrimonial force be with them: Star Wars creator and über-philanthropist George Lucas is engaged to his longtime love Mellody Hobson.
The engagement was confirmed by Lucas’ rep to The Hollywood Reporter. No wedding date has been announced.
Hobson is the president of Chicago-based Ariel Investments, one of the largest African-American owned money management firms in the United States. She is also the chairperson of the related company Ariel Mutual Funds, as well as the chair for Dreamworks Animation. She is an occasional contributor on financial issues to Good Morning America.
Lucas and Hobson have dated since 2006. This will be her first marriage and his second; from 1969 to 1983 Lucas was married to Marcia Lou Griffin, a film editor who would win an Academy Award for her work on Star Wars: A New Hope. Lucas and Griffin adopted a daughter, Amanda (31), during their marriage. He has since adopted two other children, Katie (24) and Jett (19).
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