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Aretha Franklin Joins the Celeb Holiday Engagement List

Following last years long list of celebrity divorces; Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries, Kobe & Vanessa Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver and also Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony and that's just to name a few...the new year follows up with fresh, soon to be celebrity marriages with holiday engagement news spreading all over.

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Lebron James proposed to his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson on New Years Eve, Michael Jordan got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Yvette Pireto, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler & Erin Brady who have been together for seven years are now engaged and this will be Steven's third marriage. 

Also, John Legend & Chrissy Tiegen and Britney Spears & Jason Trawick recently announced their engagement news. And now the Queen of Soul, 69-year-old Aretha Franklin is joining the celeb engagement list!

She is engaged to her longtime friend, William Wilkerson and they are hoping to have a summer wedding. This is Aretha's third engagement, third time is a charm! Aww happy news, congrats to Aretha Franklin!