01-02-2012, 03:44 PM #1
Aretha Franklin Engaged
Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend
Queen of Soul considering summer wedding
Published On: Jan 02 2012 02:23:17 PM EST
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January 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Aretha Franklin to wed longtime beau Willie Wilkerson
By Susan Whitall
Detroit News Music Writer
It appears that Aretha Franklin and longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson had a romantic Christmas — the Queen of Soul says they're talking about getting married this summer...
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01-02-2012, 06:12 PM #2Registered User
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Congratulations Ms. Franklin!!!
You go Ms. Franklin!!! Congratulations on your new(?) Beau! You've brought A LOT of enjoyment to folks...you're blessed and may you have many more years of happiness! (Can't wait to hear all the wedding details!............)
01-02-2012, 10:35 PM #3
I want an invitation!!!!!!!!!!!
hahahahahahahahaha! In my dreams.......!
01-02-2012, 11:19 PM #4Registered User
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I work as a Jake Blues impersonator and we have an "Aretha" here in Orlando that just LOVES Aretha ... She'll be thrilled!!!!!
01-23-2012, 03:10 PM #5
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"
Aretha Franklin calls off wedding to longtime friend "Willie" Wilkerson
Franklin: 'Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast'
Published On: Jan 23 2012 01:46:34 PM EST Updated On: Jan 23 2012 02:04:44 PM EST
Here's another article: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/01/...o-get-married/
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01-23-2012, 04:13 PM #6
From my Comcast/Xfinity homepage:
Aretha Franklin calls off her wedding
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP
51 minutes ago
NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin won't be getting fitted for a wedding gown after all: She's called off her engagement. A statement released Monday by her representative said Franklin's wedding to Willie Wilkerson wasn't going to happen...
01-24-2012, 01:27 AM #7Registered User
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One could speculate that pre-nup arrangements were not to the satisfaction of both parties...who knows, and it's nomb.
I'm glad that Aretha canceled the plans for whatever personal reasons known to her and her formerly intended. Sets a fine example for young ppl who are too eager to marry and too 'scared' to back-out before the date.
Good on you, Aretha! Happiness to the both of you as you move-on in life.
10-28-2015, 08:05 AM #8
Condo group suing Aretha Franklin
Condo group sues Aretha Franklin, says she owes $11,000
Mike Martindale, The Detroit News 4:53 p.m. EDT October 27, 2015
Pontiac — A Bloomfield Township condominium association wants to foreclose on a property owned by legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin for non-payment of more than $11,563 in fees and maintenance assessments.
The lawsuit, filed by the Hills of Lone Pine Association, an exclusive gated community in Bloomfield Hills, names Franklin, Ally Financial Inc. and CitiMortgage Inc. as responsible for the unpaid assessments on a 4,148-square-foot condo valued at $695,380.
Franklin took out a $500,000 mortgage on the property in 1997, according to court records. All 2015 taxes are paid and up to date, county tax records show...
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