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ENGAGED! Aretha Franklin Set To WED Her Boo William 'Willie' Wilkerson

The Queen of Soul will soon have a "King" as Aretha Franklin has announced she is engaged to her longtime friend William 'Willie' Wilkerson.  And no, she's not preggers.  Ha!  Get the deets inside...

Iconic singer Aretha Franklin, who made love songs like "Natural Woman" and "Daydreaming," will soon walk down the aisle with her longtime man friend William Wilkerson.

For now, the queen is considering tying the knot on Miami Beach with an exclusive reception aboard a private yacht. And at 69...why not?  But who would do the honors of the dress?

Her rep told PEOPLE,

"Ms. Franklin is considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown," says her rep.

Speaking of her own nuptials, Ms. Franklin said,

"We're looking at June or July for our date and no, I'm not pregnant, LOL!"

Gotta love the Queen!

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Congrats to her &her boo!

Congrats to her &her boo! ,its amazing to experience something so beautiful.! #liveItUpQueen!
Anonymous's picture

Aww... Never too old for

Aww... Never too old for love.
Anonymous's picture

Awwwww.....Retha auntie.....u

Awwwww.....Retha auntie.....u stil want a man in ur life???????.....Sounds crazy...at her age????...and she stil wants to put on a wedding gown??????.....Its so sweet of her though!!...Congrats Retha...
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But who is gonna sing at the

But who is gonna sing at the wedding?
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Congrats to Queen of Soul.

Congrats to Queen of Soul. You deserve happiness! Love you Re-Re!
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Aretha still fuggin lol and

Aretha still fuggin lol and at the right age too 69!
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Congrats Aretha and Willie

Congrats Aretha and Willie you deserve the best.
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DAMN ARETHA UR STILL

DAMN ARETHA UR STILL SMASHING?!
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Congrats to Aretha the

Congrats to Aretha the Queen---On the down side---your outfit look like you bought if off the rack in the 60's---also the "in thing" now is called "breast reduction"---try it & you will be surprised how much better & up to date you will look & feel---get rid of all the old & start off with a new you & a new man---Much happiness in the future.
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Girl child, calm down. The

Girl child, calm down. The Queen is fine. Worry about your own reduction. Aretha is just as fabulous as she was in the 60s.
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At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

At her age I think its a bit

At her age I think its a bit dangerous.
soofreshxx's picture

You are beyond ignorant...dig

You are beyond ignorant...dig a hole.
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Congrats to the Queen!

Congrats to the Queen!
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Why is it that everyone

Why is it that everyone complains about the jump off articles but when there are posts like this one positive story there are barely any comments??? That just goes 2 show u how much people really feeds off drama. CONGRATS ARETHA!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Why is it that everyone

Why is it that everyone complains about the jump off articles but when there are posts like this one positive story there are barely any comments??? That just goes 2 show u how much people really feeds off drama. CONGRATS ARETHA!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Why is it that everyone

Why is it that everyone complains about the jump off articles but when there are posts like this one positive story there are barely any comments??? That just goes 2 show u how much people really feeds off drama. CONGRATS ARETHA!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Why is it that everyone

Why is it that everyone complains about the jump off articles but when there are posts like this one positive story there are barely any comments??? That just goes 2 show u how much people really feeds off drama. CONGRATS ARETHA!!!!
Anonymous's picture

We are so happy for here, but

We are so happy for here, but that is gonna be a lottttttttt of fucking fabric....lmaoooo LAUNCHING FEB 2012 CLICK THE LOGO
TheWordTv's picture

She has lost quite a bit of

She has lost quite a bit of weight and pictures always add 20# or so. So your wise crack is a colassal fail. Boo, hater.
Anonymous to you...'s picture

That's right. This photo is

That's right. This photo is not dated so we don't know how recent it is. When Aretha was on the Wendy Williams show she had lost a lot of weight.
jerjorju's picture

She has lost a tremendous

She has lost a tremendous amount of weight and may not be done. Pictures always add 20# or so. So your wise crack is a colossal fail. Boo, hater.
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So how old is the boo thang?

So how old is the boo thang? Retha is the Queen Cougar!
Anonymous's picture

We are so happy for here, but

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TheWordTv's picture

Congrats to Aretha! I think

Congrats to Aretha! I think she's going for the Elizabeth Taylor record, this would be her 3rd marriage.
BlackVesper's picture

Liz was married 8 times.

Liz was married 8 times.
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congrats and the best of luck

congrats and the best of luck
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Awwwwwwwww.....Thts

Awwwwwwwww.....Thts sweet! Get tht pre-nup tight, Girl!
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Does that make him a King?

Does that make him a King?
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Congrats to Auntie Retha and

Congrats to Auntie Retha and her boo thang! I can't wait to see her in her gown just to see how she handles the boobie issue. Messy but true. ;)
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Bout time ms aretha!!

Bout time ms aretha!! Congrats to the queen
Anonymous's picture

"No, I'm not pregnant"

"No, I'm not pregnant" <---LMAO Aretha needs a twitter
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I always thought that Man was

I always thought that Man was her Son....Oh no, please don't tell her....LOL
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