Billionaire George Lucas Engaged to Mellody Hobson

george lucas engaged to mellody hobson

'Star Wars' creator George Lucas got engaged over the holidays to his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson.

The movie mogul, 68, has been dating the 43-year-old businesswoman, president of Ariel Investments, since 2006.

Hobson and Lucas celebrated their engagement and rang in 2013 during a star-studded party aboard the super yacht of billionaire Roman Abramovich in St. Barts.

The powerful director and film producer recently sold his production company Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC to the Walt Disney Company for $4.06 billion.  The transaction included a cash payment of $2.2 billion and 40 million shares of stock.  In the deal Disney picks up the 'Star Wars' and Indiana Jones franchises.

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