George Lucas engaged to Mellody Hobson

Published On: Jan 04 2013 08:30:44 AM EST
Updated On: Jan 04 2013 09:35:42 AM EST

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A representative for the "Star Wars" creator, George Lucas confirms he's engaged to businesswoman Mellody Hobson.  

The two have been dating for seven years.

This will be the second marriage for 68-year-old Lucas and the first for 43-year-old Hobson, who is president of a Chicago-based investment management firm.   

Hobson also serves as chairman of DreamWorks Animation and is a financial contributor to ABC's "Good Morning America."

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