NEW YORK— 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.