Bret Michaels Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend

by | December 21, 2010 at 11:04 AM | RealityTV, TV News

Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson (Photo: VH1)

Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson (Photo: VH1)

After 16 hard-rockin’, on-and-off years together, Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson are engaged.

Michaels finally popped the question to his longtime love on the season finale of his VH1 reality show “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.”

On Monday night’s episode, the 47-year-old rocker got down on one knee and declared his true love for Gibson: “I want you to be my wife. Please say yes, or the rejection will kill me right now.”

Perhaps considering Michaels’ recent health scare, Gibson didn’t keep her beau hanging for an answer, saying, “Of course I will … I love you … I’m speechless … I thought this day would never come.”

Gibson, 39, is the mother of the couple’s daughters Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5.

She was by his side earlier this year when Michaels went through a terrifying ordeal after suffering a brain hemorrhage and then a stroke, while still managing to win “The Celebrity Apprentice” at the same time.

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