George Lucas (68) proposed to his girlfriend of seven years, Mellody Hobson (43) over the holidays. The couple have remained strong and committed over the years in part because they both understand demanding and powerful jobs (Lucas runs the world and all things nerdy and Mellody runs the investment firm, Ariel Investments) and in part because they have been living in separate cities (Lucas in L.A. and Hobson in Chicago).
Presumably now that George is sans LucasFilm, after he sold it to Walt Disney Co. for $4 billion (George’s net worth is reportedly now $7.3 billion), he will have the availability to live in the same city as Mellody. Wonder how that will work out after seven years of living apart.
Neither have announced a wedding date as of yet, but I’m sure the wedding will not be Star Wars themed.