George Lucas Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend Mellody Hobson

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Mellody Hobson and George Lucas arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles -- Getty Images
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Mellody Hobson and George Lucas arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles -- Getty Images

George Lucas has let go of "Star Wars" and is now starting another chapter in his life - an upcoming marriage.

The famed director, who sold his "Star Wars" franchise to Disney last year, is engaged to Mellody Hobson, HuffPost Celebrity reported.

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Lucas was previously married to Marcia Lucas from 1969 to 1983. This marks the first marriage for Hobson, a businesswoman and a financial contributor on "Good Morning America."

The couple has been dating for seven years.

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In December Access Hollywood caught up with Lucas and found out that his role as a creative consultant on the next "Star Wars" movie should be a walk in a galactic park for the director.

"[If the filmmakers ask],'Who's this guy?' I can tell them," he told Access at the time. "I mean, they have a hundred encyclopedias and things, but I actually know a lot. I can say, 'This is this and this is that.'"

The filmmaker said that answering questions about the more remote characters of his beloved galaxy may be where his involvement ends.

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"Basically I'm not -- I don't really have much to do," he added.

In related news, find out the direction Access is hoping the next "Star Wars" movie - set to hit theaters in 2015 - goes, HERE!

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