Aretha Franklin announced her engagement to longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson. The Queen of Soul told The Associated Press in a statement Monday that she and Wilkerson are considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Fla. She wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht. The 69-year-old jokes: “No, I’m not pregnant.”Franklin and Wilkerson became engaged over the holidays. This will be Franklin’s third marriage.
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