Aretha Franklin

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Apparently William "Willie" Wilkerson makes Aretha Franklin feel like a natural woman.

And there's clearly quite a bit of mutual "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" there, too, because the Queen of Soul is set to make "forever friend" Willie her King: The couple will tie the knot this summer, E! News has confirmed.

The star hastened to clarify the reason for this non-rush to the altar:

"No I'm not pregnant, LOL!" Franklin said.

The couple is reportedly thinking about getting married in Miami Beach, with the reception aboard a luxury yacht.

For her bridal ensemble, the 69-year-old singer is said to be considering Donna Karan, Valentino or Vera Wang.

Whoever is the designer, we hope they include something as awesome as her inauguration hat.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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