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Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend

Monday, January 02, 2012
Aretha Franklin sings at a her 69th birthday party, in New York, Friday, March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Aretha Franklin sings at a her 69th birthday party, in New York, Friday, March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson.

The Grammy-winning singer told The Associated Press in a statement Monday 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.

The 69-year-old jokes: "No, I'm not pregnant."

Franklin and Wilkerson became engaged over the holidays.

She is considering Vera Wang, Valentino and Donna Karan to design her dress.

Franklin has been married twice before.

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