Wedding Is Off for Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin announced early this month that her and her love, William ‘Willie’ Wilkerson, would be tying the knot later this year. It seems the couple has had a change of heart as they released a statement today revealing a change in plans.

“Regretfully, To Our Friends and Supporters: 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.”

Well, we must give credit to the fact that unlike most Hollywood romances, Franklin realized her error before actually walking down the aisle!

-Brooke Benjamin