Just weeks ago, Aretha Franklin announced her engagement to her longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson. But today, the legendary singer let it be known that the engagement is off and a wedding won’t be taking place after all.
In a joint statement to CNN, Aretha and William said that things were “moving a little too fast.”
“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.”
The pair were originally scheduled to get married this summer in either June or July.