News George Lucas Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend By Krista Wick 5:21 PM PST, January 3, 2013 Photo: Getty Images Legendary filmmaker George Lucas will soon undertake a brand-new, epic endeavor: matrimony! Related: George Lucas: 'I'm Retiring' The Star Wars director will soon tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Lucas has been dating Hobson, a DreamWorks Animation chairman, since 2006. This will be the second marriage for Lucas, 68, and the first for Hobson, 43. Related: New 'Star Wars' Films in the Works Lucas recently sold Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion in cash and stock to Disney. The first new Star Wars movie -- Star Wars: Episode 7 -- will be released in 2015.