Who was aretha franklin dating

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In a surprise move in 1987, Franklin and her lover went public about their relationship in a cover story for magazine.Referencing their star signs (she’s Aries, he’s Capricorn), Franklin said they were “a fiery match … ”Wilkerson added: “She’s a very warm, very loving woman.”Wilkerson, who had a cameo in the video for Franklin’s 1986 single, , understood how his partner was not her on-stage persona: “I’m glad that he could make the distinction between the lady and the artist,” said Franklin.Aretha has been listed twice on the Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time; and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

When Franklin was just two years old, the family relocated to Buffalo, New York, and again to Detroit, Michigan, when she was barely five years of age.

Following allegations of promiscuity on the part of C. Franklin, the couple divorced in 1948 and Aretha’s mom had to move back to Buffalo.