Leave a comment

NEW YORK— Aretha Franklin says she’s ready to tie the knot with longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson.

Franklin told The Associated Press in a statement Monday that the pair was considering a summer wedding, perhaps on Miami Beach. The Queen of Soul wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht.

The 69-year-old jokes, “No, I’m not pregnant.”

Franklin didn’t say whether the pair had gotten engaged, and a representative didn’t immediately reply to a message seeking clarification.

The Grammy-winning singer has been married twice before.


How Bachmann’s Campaign Fell Apart

Noose Discovered At World Trade Center

Also On News One:

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss the hot stories