Wednesday 26 July 2017

'Queen of Soul' Aretha to wed for the third time

Mesfin Fekadu in Florida

ARETHA Franklin is engaged to long-time friend William "Willie" Wilkerson.

The Grammy-winning singer (right) revealed in a statement yesterday that she and Wilkerson were considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Florida. The 'Queen of Soul' wants a reception on a private yacht.

The 69-year-old joked: "No, I'm not pregnant."

Franklin and Wilkerson got engaged over Christmas.

She is considering Vera Wang, Valentino and Donna Karan to design her dress.

Franklin has been married twice before.

Irish Independent

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