Mon, Jan 2, 2012 3:40 PM EST

aretha-franklin-2012.jpgAretha Franklin and her "forever friend" William 'Willie' Wilkerson are engaged to be married.

"We're looking at June or July for our date and no, I'm not pregnant," the Queen of Soul wrote in a statement to the AP.

"Ms. Franklin is considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown," her representative told People Magazine.

Let's hope she's also considering Luke Song who designed her 2009 inauguration hat.

Franklin has been married twice before.

(Photo: Aretha Franklin and "longtime friend" Willie Wilkerson arrive at Aretha Franklin's Birthday Dinner at Park Lane Hotel on March 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage)