(NEW YORK) — Aretha Franklin is ready to tie to the knot with her “forever friend” William ‘Willie’ Wilkerson. The two are considering a wedding in June or July, “and no I’m not pregnant…” the 69-year-old singer joked.
A rep for the Queen of Soul confirms to ABC News Radio that the lovebirds are considering a ceremony in Miami Beach, followed by a reception aboard a private luxury yacht.
Franklin, who lost 85 pounds in the wake of a health scare last year, is already thinking about what dress she’ll wear. So far, she’s “considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown,” says her rep.
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