Aretha Franklin Called Off
Her Engagement



Three weeks after announcing their engagement, Aretha Franklin has called off her wedding with Willie Wilkerson. The pair were part of a tide of celebrity engagements that swept in with the new year, but it seems Franklin and Wilkerson have since reevaluated their commitment. "Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast," the singer said in a statement, "and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time." —Phillip B. Crook

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