Aretha Franklin To Remarry At 69

01/02/2012 04:44 pm ET | Updated May 14, 2012

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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