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Aretha Franklin CALLS OFF Wedding!

Things were getting a little too fast on the freeway of love. Aretha Franklin just announced that she and fiance Willie Wilkerson have called off the wedding!  
After announcing their engagement at the beginning of this month, it’s quickly come to an end.  69-year-old Aretha and 68-year-old Detroit businessman Willie–who have been together off and on for over 25 years–apparently think things are moving too fast. Really now?
The “Respect” singer told the press about their engagement on Jan. 2, with elaborate plans to tie the knot this summer in Miami Beach, a reception aboard a private yacht, and a potential dress by Donna Karen, Valentino or Vera Wang.

Now, Via a statement issued by Aretha’s rep this morning, the singer says they have decided to halt the wedding plans:

“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. There will be no wedding at this time.  We will not comment on it any further because of the very personal and sensitive nature of it. We appreciate all of the many well wishes from friends.”

Aretha Franklin was wed to Ted White from 1961-1969 and Glynn Turman from 1978-1984.



  1. James

    January 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    He didn't seem right-she had better instincts than a lotta others!

  2. Opinion

    January 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    "You better think"

  3. Citizen

    January 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Two words about Aretha: NOT STUPID.

  4. Anonnana

    January 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Came to her senses, hooray.

  5. Tom

    January 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Aretha Always love you and your music Awesome Enjoy and be happy You can still be in Love and not be Married You go Gurl !!!

  6. Yes I said It

    January 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Must have refused to sign the Prenuptial.

  7. Anonymous

    January 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Smart woman, UNLIKE KIM K!

  8. Anonymous

    January 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Well, she's a beautiful, wealthy woman. After her bout with cancer she's probably put her priorities in order too.

  9. SD

    January 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Looks like she wasn't getting enough R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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