The Queen of Soul announced that she will be marrying her King! Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson.
The Grammy-winning singer said she that she and Wilkerson are considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Fla. The Queen of Soul wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht.
And for her dress?
Ms. Franklin is considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown.
Franklin lost 85 pounds last year after a health scare and says “I feel fabulous.”
Franklin joked about her upcoming nuptials: “We’re looking at June or July for our date and no, I’m not pregnant, LOL!”
Congratulations to the Queen of Soul. We wish her love and marriage like no other!