Rocker Bret Michaels to wed girlfriend of 16 years

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010, 09:37 AM IST

Los Angeles: After 16 years and two children together, rocker Bret Michaels has finally popped the question to girlfriend Kristi Gibson.

When the former `Poison` frontman finally got down on one knee, the moment was captured on camera for his reality TV show `Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It` and Gibson said `Yes`, reported a magazine.

They then went home to tell their daughters, Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5, the great news.

When he got down on his knee, Michaels, 47, asked Gibson, 39, "to be my wife. Please say yes or the rejection will kill me right now."

Michaels, who survived a near-fatal brain hemorrhage in April, said that the trauma made him realise that his family is his priority.

"Kristi, she`s the one who put up with me all these years. And we will be together forever," said the rocker.

PTI