Aretha Franklin engaged!

Aretha Franklin
The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin has announced that she is engaged and planning on tying the knot with longtime friend William 'Willie' Wilkerson, reports The legendary 69-year-old singer joked that she was not heading down the aisle because it was a shotgun wedding. 'No, I'm not pregnant,' she said about her upcoming nuptials. The wedding to William will be her third marriage. She have previously been married to Ted White for eight years and following their split in 1969 she married Glynn Turman in 1978 but they divorced six years later. Aretha told the AP that she planned on saying 'I do' on Miami Beach followed by an exclusive reception aboard a private yacht. 'Ms. Franklin is considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown,' a rep for the singer disclosed. The singer said she and her new fiancé were 'looking at June or July' for the wedding day. She described him as her 'forever friend.'