Bret Michaels Finally Proposes To Longtime Girlfriend Kristi Gibson! Exclusive Details!

Tue, December 21, 2010 9:52am EDT by Add first Comment

After dating for 16 years, the Poison frontman asked the mother of his two children to be his bride… on national TV!

Bret Michaels is officially off the market! The 47-year-old rocker shocked his family and friends by proposing to his girlfriend and mother of his two daughters, Kristi Gibson, on the Dec. 20 finale episode of his VH1 reality show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. Bret had a tumultuous year with a near-fatal brain hemorrhage in April, and ever since, close friends and family were urging him to pop the question.

“Bret is so genuine and didn’t just do this for ratings,” a source close to Bret tells us. “He and Kristi are really happy and looking forward to celebrating their engagement over the holidays. He didn’t tell anyone he was going to do this.”

As Bret got down on one knee, he joked: “Please say yes or the rejection will kill me right now.” Our source tells HollywoodLife.com that the finale was only shot a few weeks ago, and Bret proposed to Kristi with the same 4 K diamond commitment ring he gave her last spring.

Right after Bret proposed he told their two daughters, Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5: “I did it! We’ll all be together forever! Family hug!”

— Chloe Melas