The Rock of Love Bus has taken its final ride: Bret Michaels is engaged!
The Poison frontman’s popped the question to on-again, off-again girlfriend of 16 years, Kristi Lynn Gibson, snoops tell Star Magazine. The Canadian model is the mother of Bret’s two young daughters, Raine Elizabeth, 10, and Jorja Bleu, five. Bret’s rumored engagement to Kristi comes mere months after the “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” star cheated death in the wake of a coma-inducing brain hemorrhage only to taste victory on the third season of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice just weeks later.
“Bret felt like now was the time because Kristi has been through so much with Bret and has been by his side every step of the way. He’s woken up. He now knows he wants to be a husband … Kristi is thrilled that they will be getting married.”
Celebrity snoops tell Star that Michaels popped the question to Kristi, 39, after the couple spent the Independence Day weekend together. At least one friend of Bret’s insists the rocker’s health scare helped him realize how important it is that he build a life with Kristi and their girls.
“They haven’t set a date and no plans are in the works yet. But when Bret’s tour ends they will work out the details. Bret wants to be in excellent health before he walks down the aisle.”