Poison frontman Bret Michaels may have finally realized that his rock of love may have been by his side all along.
Michaels surprised his longtime girlfriend of 16 years, Kristi Gibson, by popping the question on their anniversary during Monday’s finale of his VH1 reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It!
47-year-old Michaels met the 39-year-old Gibson back in 1994, and on this past Monday’s episode, the rocker finally decided to make it official: he got down on bended knee in front of his and Gibson’s two daughters, 10-year-old Raine and 5-year-old Jorja, and professed his everlasting devotion, saying:
“I love you, and you’ve been unbelievably a big part of my life, and we have two beautiful girls together,” said Bret. “I know we love and respect each other, and I hope that we can find that inner love that we have forever. And I want you to be my wife.”
“Just say yes, because rejection will kill me right now,” Michaels said as she kept him hanging.
Gibson, who stood by Michaels through the good times and the bad, accepted his proposal.
Congratulations to the couple. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take another 16 years for the duo to walk down the isle.