Her marriage had been planned for this summer, but the soul diva eventually realised that it was a little too fast and decided to cancel her marriage to William Wilkerson.
“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,” Franklin, 69, said in a statement. “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 statement was signed “Aretha and Will.”
Recently, the singer revealed some details about the ceremony, which was to take place in her house in Hamptons, New York, her dress, which she wanted to be designed by Donna Karen or Vera Wang, and her list of guests, which included Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson.
Extremely secretive about her personal life, Aretha surprised everyone by publicly revealing her desire to marry, after only a few months earlier she refused to say if she was in a relationship with someone or not.