Bret Michaels Finally Engaged to Kristi Gibson

And you thought Prince William and Kate Middleton had a long courtship.

After 16 years of on-and-off dating and two daughters together, rocker Bret Michaels finally popped the question to girlfriend Kristi Gibson during Monday’s season finale of his VH1 reality show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.

The never-before-married former rocker, 47, took a knee and said: “I know we love and respect each other and I want you to be my wife.”

“I never thought this day would come,” Kristi responded, accepting a yellow diamond sparkler.

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Bret and Kristi celebrated with daughters Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5, with dad declaring, “I did it! We’ll all be together forever! Family hug!”

Fans will recall that Bret credited Kristi with saving his life by rushing him to the hospital when he suffered a brain hemorrhage in April.

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