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If you sensed a disturbance in the Force today, it was probably caused by happiness. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has gotten engaged to his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson.

The Huffington Post reports that the man who created “Star Wars” all those years ago will finally tie the knot with Hobson, the president of the Chicago investment management firm, Ariel Investments LLC, after seven years of dating. This is the second marriage for the 68-year-old Lucas (who was previously married to Marcia Lucas from 1969 to 1983), and the first marriage for Hobson (43).

No details have been announced so far about the couple and their possible plans to marry.

Considering he is known to stay away from the headlines as much as possible, it’s been a busy time in the press for George Lucas. In October, he sold his company (along with the rights to any future “Star Wars” motion pictures), Lucasfilm Ltd., to Disney for $4.05 billion. Lucas then announced that he would donate all proceeds from the sale to an educational foundation.

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