The Straits Times
Published on Jan 04, 2013

George Lucas engaged to DreamWorks Animation chairman


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Star Wars creator George Lucas is engaged.

A spokeswoman for Lucasfilm Ltd says the 68-year-old director is engaged to 43-year-old investment firm president Mellody Hobson.

Ms Hobson serves as chairman of DreamWorks Animation, and sits on the board of directors of cosmetics company Estee Lauder Companies, coffeehouse chain Starbucks Corp and Internet coupon company Groupon.

She is the president of Chicago investment firm Ariel Investments and is a financial contributor to ABC's Good Morning America.