Aretha Franklin to Marry Longtime Beau Willie Wilkerson

She's considering a summer wedding in Miami

Monday, Jan 2, 2012  |  Updated 11:49 AM PDT
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Thursday will be "Aretha Franklin Day" in Chicago.

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The Queen of Soul has found her king.

Aretha Franklin confirmed Monday that she and longtime beau William "Willie Wilkerson" got engaged over the holidays. 

"No, I'm not pregnant," the 69-year-old grammy winner told The Associated Press.

Franklin's already thought out some of the details. The dress: Either Vera Wang, Valentino or Donna Karan. The time frame: She's considering the summer in Miami. And the party: A reception on a private yacht. 

The "Respect" singer was married to Ted White, who she divorced after eight years in 1969. She was also married to actor Glynn Turman for six years before splitting with him in1984.

 

Selected Reading: The Associated Press

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