Aretha Franklin Engaged To Longtime Friend William Wilkerson

1x1.trans Aretha Franklin Engaged To Longtime Friend William Wilkerson

1x1.trans Aretha Franklin Engaged To Longtime Friend William Wilkerson

Aretha Franklin, 69, is set to wed her longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson this June or July.

The singer released a statement to the Associated Press on Monday, revealing they plan to marry in Miami Beach, Florida. Franklin wants to marry in Florida and celebrate with family and friends on a private yacht.

This will be Aretha’s third time down the aisle. The “Queen of Soul” was married to Ted White for 8 years and divorced in 1969. Her second marriage to actor Glynn Turman ended in 1984 after 6 years together.

Franklin joked about her decision to marry a third time, stating, “No, I’m not pregnant.”

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