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