Bret Michaels engaged to girlfriend Kristi Gibson -- finally
In the episode, which aired Monday, 47-year-old Michaels got down on one knee and proposed to Gibson, 39, adding, "Please say yes, or the rejection will kill me right now."
"The Apprentice" winner, who's had a terrible year health-wise, will undergo surgery in January to repair a hole in his heart. The hole, there since birth, was discovered as he recovered from a massive brain hemorrhage on April 23, 10 days after an emergency appendectomy.
"Love and marriage are the ultimate, but I still get a little sweaty about the marriage thing," Michaels told People before the show aired.
One problem is solved: "I can't believe that after 16 years, I'm still calling Bret my boyfriend," Gibson said previously on the show. So, problem solved?
They have two kids together: Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5.
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Photo: Poison frontman Bret Michaels tosses flowers to the crowd as he performs at the finish line of a charity marathon and half-marathon to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America held in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2010. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images