Michaels’ Proposal Didn’t Happen As Planned

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December 21, 2010 | 9:45pm EST

Bret Michaels’ proposal to his new fiancee Kristi Gibson didn’t occur quite like he had planned – he popped the question spontaneously instead of asking for her hand in marriage in a romantic setting “like the movies”.
The Poison frontman became engaged to his on/off girlfriend of 16 years during the final episode of his reality TV show, Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It, which aired in America on Monday night.

On the programme, they were seen sharing a heart-to-heart about the future when he said, “I want you to know that I love you, and you’ve been unbelievably a big part of my life and we have two beautiful girls together. I know we love and respect each other and I hope we can find that inner love that we can have forever. I want you to be my wife.”

But Michaels admits the big moment was nothing like he had imagined – he had simply let his emotions guide him to find the perfect time.

He tells People.com, “In my mind, it wasn’t supposed to happen like that – I wanted it to be a little more like the movies, where the white horse gallops up and all that stuff.

“But when Kristi said, ‘I don’t need this ring, I don’t need the piece of paper, I love you no matter what,’ she took the pressure off.

“She used reverse psychology on me – and it worked!”