Friday, January 04, 2013

George Lucas Gets Engaged

After seven years of dating, George Lucas has finally put a ring on it. The 68 year old Lucas is engaged to his 43 year old girlfriend Mellody Hobson. So, if my math is correct he was 61 when they started dating and she was 36. I guess he is trying to get married before he turns 70. I wonder what made him finally ask. Maybe the sale of his company? Mellody is the president of an investment company in Chicago.

44 comments:

Agent**It said...

She is one smart lady -read her wiki profile, fascinating.

Lola said...

She's cute too.

kgirl said...

Congratulations to them both!

Nutty_Flavor said...

Yes, what a pretty lady! He looks kind of pale and lumpy next to her.

Maybe she's a Star Wars fan.

hollywood dime said...

Yay! She's awesome.

Cheryl said...

Good for them. Nothing scandalous here. She seems like a happening lady.

FSP said...

I thought he was gay.

mngddess said...

Nice! I guess he's gonna spend all of her money....

Scott said...

@FSP Me too. But he hardly has reason for a fake marriage, does he?

Vikingwench said...

@FSP- I think he just took some time off to concentrate on being a single parent after his divorce.

LetLoveRule said...

She's adorable!

ElleBelle said...

Wow, normally I am not easily impressed, but she is quite the catch. Pretty, classy AND intelligent/successful? Way to go George!!

Silly Girl said...

Cute couple! I know nothing about her, but I like the way the look together!

Gina said...

I'm pretty sure she use to give financial advice on GMA

Gina said...

I'm pretty sure she use to give financial advice on GMA

Cheryl said...

No, he's not gay but he often took Spielberg as a "date" to events and wasn't seen much with women before Mellody Hobson. I think his kids are all grown now so why not? She certainly isn't a gold digger.

Elizabeth said...

Patrick Dempsey just bought Tullys Coffee in Seattle. He outbid Starbucks! As a Seattleite, this is pretty cool.

John Kodehe said...

She was an actress also at one time .... I've seen her in something before.....

greenmountaingal said...

They look cute together!

DBZee said...

No kidding, ElleBelle!

KellyLynn said...

Congratulations to the happy couple. They seem like a really great match.

Lurky Loo said...

OMG Mellody is awesome! She did a seminar for us here where I work and I have so much respect for her and her mission! I wish them much happiness.

mell61 said...

isn't it nice when Hollywood guys actually go out with someone with a brain. Congrats to them both

curlyhairslacker said...

Congrats to them! She is gorgeous!

auntliddy said...

He is an odd man, but good luck to both of them.

Tuxedo Cat said...

Aw, they look so happy. I'm glad he married someone who will help him invest his gazillions instead of just someone who will spend it.

I hadn't known that he had a girlfriend.

Sherry said...

Wow she's pretty and obviously very smart. Notice how he waited for the payoff from Disney to marry..Now he gets to share that with her and probably wants to. Wish them all the happiness in the world.

Lola said...

@Sherry...he donated the entire $4 billion to charity.

Lola said...

LOL...I had to ask my daughter how much he sold Star Wars TO Disney for. She quickly answered, "$4 million but it as 1/2 cash and 1/2 Disney stock." She probably knows the entire structure of the sale....

She's a total Star Wars nerd.

Amy in MI said...

I saw them on OWN when Optah interviewed Lucas. She is a role model for ALl women. Congrats to both

libby said...

DAMN! He did well, huh? Good for them both.
But he did do REALLY well here. Wow. I'd never seen his GF before.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

God Bless America....I love this country!

MyMamasChild said...

This made me laugh. Lol!

Jemtastic said...

Congratulations! Wonder if she'll sign a pre-nup.

tookiesmum said...

I like the fact she is so accomplished in her own right. And a pretty gal, too. Hope they are very happy.

Sherry said...

Dayum! Thanks Lola. I did not know that. What an awesome human being!

Shakira Eakins said...

They are so cute! And look how closely they are holding each. That's how an authentic, happy couple stands together"

SashaJames2 said...

They look very cute and happy together, wish them a happy life together.

Henriette said...

Wonder if he sold to Disney, so he could move to Chicago. He is big in Marin.

Sunny said...

I LOOOOOOOVE Mellody. I used to watch her on the GMA finance segments, and she was so sweet, brilliant and seemed excited to educate people about what can be a boring topic

Lola:
I got goosebumps reading that Lucas was going to donate 4 billion dollars from the Disney sale. Wow. I wish those two lovebirds all the best

Lola said...

Speculation is he will donate it to his charity, Edutopia (thanks again, Lola Jr., lol) which funds education initiatives (which is his thing). I'm not sure what non-profits, specifically that Edutopia funds but I do know they help fund Science Fridays on NPR (that info is all me, btw), which I love (and it's all about me, after all).

Supermom said...

He snagged a beautiful lady! Congrats to them!!

astrogirl said...

Since he is being charitable with Star Wars cash, I forgive him for Jar Jar and wish him eternal happiness, he sure looks content...

bookjacket said...

I'm surprised no one mentioned his famous relationship with Linda Ronstadt. Or was that just something that we in the local area talked about?