Bret Michaels and his girlfriend finally hit the right note. The “Rock of Love” and “Celebrity Apprentice” star proposed to his on-again, off-again companion of 16 years, Kristi Gibson, during the finale of his latest VH1 reality show, “Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It.”
The episode centered on the couple’s anniversary and whether Michaels would pop the question. The Poison singer hinted at his intentions during an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show.”
“I bought you that ring, not to be a friendship with benefits … we’ve had that for a while,” Michaels told Gibson, the mother of his two daughters, as he proposed. “It’s just one of those things.
“I love you and I respect you and you’ve been through so much with me,” he continued. “It means something to me.”
Just last month, Michaels made headlines when he was named the possible reason behind Disney star Miley Cyrus’ parents’ divorce . The singer emphatically denied the allegations, however, explaining that he is just a friend of the family.
“I’ve been friends with her family forever,” Michaels explained during a TV appearance. “It started out with me and Miley simply working on a song together. Her mom, Tish, likes ’Every Rose Has Its Thorn,’ the first concert Miley ever saw was Poison, and so they wanted to remake it for the new record. … When I was in the studio, Miley came in and sang on my song … and that was it.”