George Lucas celebrates engagement to girlfriend Mellody Hobson after seven years of dating
Daily Mail Reporter
00:23 GMT, 4 January 2013
00:24 GMT, 4 January 2013
Lucas is celebrating his engagement to his girlfriend of seven years..
Wars creator, 68, recently popped the question to 43-year-old Mellody
Hobson and his daughter Amanda took to Twitter to share her joy
with the news.
a link to an online article about the happy news, she tweeted: 'George
Lucas, Mellody Hobson Engaged: "Star Wars’ Director, Businesswoman Set
To Marry" Congratulations Dad & Mellody!:)'
Happy news: George Lucas is celebrating his
engagement to Mellody Hobson; the couple, who have dated for seven
years, are seen in July
be the first marriage for Mellody, who is the president of Chicago-based
investment management firm, Ariel Investments LLC and the second for George,
whose union with Marcia Lucas lasted from 1969 to 1983.
Along with Amanda, 31, George also has two other children, Katie, 26, and Jett, 19.
George made the decision to sell Lucasfilm to Disney because he felt it was
time to retire from the day-to-day running of the company.
He explained he wanted the Star
Wars franchise - which comprises of six movies and spin-off cartoons - to
continue after his death.
statement, he said: 'For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures
has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next.
now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.
always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was
important to set up the transition during my lifetime.'