'Star Wars' creator George Lucas engaged

Washington, January 4 (ANI): Star Wars creator George Lucas has just got engaged to his longterm girlfriend Mellody Hobson, the director's production company Lucasfilm Ltd has confirmed.

Hobson, 43, has been dating Lucas, 68, since 2006. This will be her first marriage and Lucas's second; he previously was married to film editor Marcia Lou Griffin. The exes adopted a daughter Amanda before their 1983 divorce. Lucas went on to adopt two more children.

Lucas's fiancee s the president of Chicago-based investment management firm and is also a contributor to Good Morning America's financial segments.

Shas received many honors, including a 2002 listing as one of Esquire's "Best and Brightest" in America.

Last year, George made the decision to sell Lucas film to Disney because he felt it was time to retire from the day-to-day running of the company and wants the Star Wars franchise to continue after his death. (ANI)