When George Lucas said that he was moving on to bigger and better things after selling Lucasfilm to Disney in October 2012, he wasn’t kidding. Just today, the interwebs are buzzing with the news that the 68-year-old “Star Wars” creator is engaged to Mellody Hobson.
Mellody Hobson is chairman of DreamWorks Animation, “Good Morning America” contributor, and head of Ariel Investments (a USD3 billion Chicago-based firm). The couple has been dating for seven years.
The groom-to-be recently decided to donate the majority of the USD4 billion he snagged from the sale of his company to a foundation that focuses primarily on education issues. Aww!
In an official statement, George dished, “For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company. As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”
His marriage to Mellody Hobson will be his second. We’re so happy for George though.
Congratulations! So, will there be a “Star Wars” plus Disney plus “Shrek” or “Madagascar” or “Kung Fu Panda” or “Puss in Boots” themed wedding or what?