The Force Was With Her: George Lucas Proposes To Longtime Girlfriend, Mellody Hobson

January 3, 2013  |  

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Well, it’s never too late for love. George Lucas and his girlfriend, business woman Mellody Hobson, proved that recently as a Lucasfilm rep confirmed that the couple got engaged after seven years of dating.

Lucas, the famed Star Wars series director, is 68 years old and Hobson is 43.

Though Lucas’ success has been well documented for decades now, Hobson is a baller in her own right. She serves as president to Chicago’s $3 billion investment firm, Ariel Investments, LLC, a company that is rumored to be among the largest African-American-owned money management and mutual fund companies in the nation. She’s also a chairwoman for Dreamworks Animation and is a regular financial contributor on “Good Morning America.”

In the words of Neyo, “she got her own.”

The second marriage for Lucas, and the first for Hobson, there’s no word on where the couple will wed. It’ll be interesting to see what this dynamic duo is able to accomplish together.

Congratulations to these two!




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  • kierah

    Congratulations! Mellody and George seem like a happy couple.

  • KIR12

    When you’re that old and have been dating that long there should be no engagement. Dating 7 years and he’s 68? Come on, man! Oh, and he looks his age

    • Janay

      Says the (you guessed it) black man. Engage ment= marriage=responsibility=commitment=integrity. Not that hard to comprehend.

  • Niceman

    Congrat’s.I actually meet both of them at an event several months ago.Wonderful people!Nuff Said

  • psylocke_2001

    *singing* “What it look like? Look like money.” Talk about your power couples.

  • Congrats!

  • after episodes 1-3 how can she love him?

    • LOL

    • Kam

      I agree so much with you on that one. I watched 20 minutes of Episode 1 and gave up. I refused to entertain episodes 2 and 3.

    • KamJos

      I literally laughed out loud at this.

    • B

      All ya’ll are a bunch of haters! Star Wars is the BOMB and was visionary during its time. Congrats to them both.

      • Star Wars Episodes 4-6, I’m right there with you… the other ones, NO SIR.