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Aretha Franklin To Remarry At 69

First Posted: 01/02/2012 3:44 pm   Updated: 05/14/2012 12:04 pm

Aretha Franklin says she's ready to tie the knot with longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson.

Franklin told The Associated Press in a statement Monday 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 jokes, "No, I'm not pregnant."

Franklin didn't say whether the pair had gotten engaged, and a representative didn't immediately reply to a message seeking clarification.

The Grammy-winning singer has been married twice before. Here's a slideshow of Aretha's amazing appearances over the years. Vote for your favorite performance by the Queen of Soul!

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  • Natural Woman

    Mike Douglas Show, 1967

  • Dr. Feelgood

    Live in Amsterdam, 1968

  • I Say A Little Prayer

    "The Cliff Richard Show" 1970.

  • Think - Blues Brothers Movie (1980)

    Aretha Franklin performs 'Think' in the movie Blues Brothers...

  • Aretha Franklin - Respect (1990)

    Aretha Franklin - Respect (1990)

  • Chain Of Fools

    Live in Brooklyn, New York, August 2011


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