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George Lucas Engaged: 'Star Wars' Director Sets A Wedding Date

04/18/2013 04:54 pm ET
AP

Married this summer, George Lucas will be.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed Thursday that the "Star Wars" director will marry his longtime girlfriend, businesswoman Mellody Hobson, at the Chicago Peninsula Hotel on June 29.

In January, Hobson revealed that former basketball star and New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley will give her away at the ceremony. She met Bradley when he helped convince her to go to Princeton, his former school, instead of Harvard. He's been her mentor ever since, and when she got engaged, she told him he had to be involved.

“I told him, ‘Hey! You’ve got a job to do!’” Hobson said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “He started crying.”

Lucas confirmed his engagement to Hobson, who is the head of investment management firm Ariel Investments, in January. The two had been dating for seven years.

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