Aretha Franklin to marry longtime friend Willie Wilkerson
Grammy-winning soul singer, 69, who has been married twice before, considering a summer wedding
Monday 2 January 2012
Aretha Franklin is engaged to long-time friend William 'Willie' Wilkerson.
The Grammy-winning singer told the Associated Press in a statement on Monday that she and Wilkerson are considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Florida. Franklin, nickamed the Queen of Soul, wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht.
The 69-year-old joked: "No, I'm not pregnant."
Franklin and Wilkerson became engaged over the holidays.
She is considering Vera Wang, Valentino and Donna Karan to design her dress.
Franklin has been married twice before.