George Lucas Got Engaged
George Lucas has made an honest woman out of his girlfriend of seven years, businesswoman Mellody Hobson, when he finally asked her to marry him.
Lucas, 68, and Hobson, the 43-year-old president of a big-time Chicago-based investment management firm Ariel Investments LLC, are no strangers to showcasing their relationship in the spotlight. The pair are often spotted hand-in-hand on the red carpet, everywhere from the Cannes Film Festival to Formula One Grand Prix races to the NAACP awards.
This will be the second marriage for the “Star Wars” writer-director — he was previously married to Marcia Lucas (1969–1983) — and the first marriage for Hobson, who helms the $3 billion investment firm and is a regular financial contributor to “Good Morning America.”