Bret Michaels Engaged: Why Did He Wait 16 Years to Propose?

Would you wait 16 years for this man?

Bret Michaels finally proposed to Kristi Gibson, after 16 years! Why did Bret wait so long to propose? I’m happy for Kristi Gibson and her daughters but is the rocker a jerk for waiting so long?

Gibson, the mother of his two children, waited 16 years for the moment–which was aired on Monday night’s finale of Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It on VH1.

Here’s what I want to know:  WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG BRET?

Kristi Gibson, 39, is mom to their daughters Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5.  The couple have been dating in an on-again, off-again fashion for over 16 years.  The rocker and reality TV star Michaels is no altar boy!  He has been linked to several scandals over the years, most recently made headlines because of fling with Tish Cyrus.

In November the news broke that Tish, mother of Miley Cyrus, allegedly had an affair with rocker Michaels and it was the fling with Brett Michaels that caused her to split from husband Billy Ray Cyrus.

Bret Michaels proposed on reality TV last night by getting down on one knee and asking Gibson, “Please say yes or the rejection will kill me right now.”

I don’t want to rain on Kristi Gibson’s parade, because the woman deserves her happiness!  Do you think Bret Michaels kind of a loser to wait so long?  Talk to me!

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