Aretha Franklin: "There will be no wedding at this time"
Aretha Franklin says she's ready to tie the knot with longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson. She's pictured here with Wilkerson in 2006. Franklin told The Associated Press in a statement on Jan. 2, 2012 that the pair was considering a summer wedding, perhaps on Miami Beach. The Queen of Soul wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht. The 69-year-old singer jokes, "No, I'm not pregnant."
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(CBS) Aretha Franklin and her fiance William "Willie" Wickerson have called off their wedding.
"Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly," Franklin told Us Weekly in a statement. "There will be no wedding at this time."