For all of you young women out there who are fretting that you won't get married because you're 30 or (gasp) 40, listen up! Aretha Franklin is 69 years old and getting hitched!
The Queen of Soul recently announced her engagement to longtime friend, William "Willie" Wilkerson, and the bride-to-be is already dreaming about a lavish wedding in Miami next summer. 5 Reasons Russell Brand & Katy Perry's Divorce Was Inevitable
"We're looking at June or July for our date, and no I'm not pregnant, LOL!," Aretha said in a statement to People, adding that she "feels fabulous," after a health scare last year caused her to drop 85 pounds.
The singer—who has previously been married and divorced twice—is not going to skimp on the wedding dress either!
"Ms. Franklin is considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown," says her rep. 10 Most Memorable Celebrity Weddings Of 2011
It just goes to show that you're never too old to get married... or throw yourself a fabulous wedding!
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