Rock and roller Bret Michael, who trolled through trailers full of groupies looking for love on a reality TV show, has realized his future wife was there all along.
The blond-tressed singer, who won Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" earlier this year after battling an assortment of life-threatening maladies, got down on one knee and asked Gibson, his girlfriend of 16 years, to be his wife.
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"Please say yes or the rejection will kill me right now," he pleaded.
Gibson obliged, tying a bow around one of rock's oddest relationships. Gibson has stuck by the rocker for years, even while he cavorted with a cavalcade of surgically-enhanced, artificially blonde babes on his "Rock of Love" TV show, whose ostensible purpose was to find him a serious mate.
But the brain hemorrhage he suffered earlier this year, along with news he'll need heart surgery early next year, seems to have changed the 47-year-old performer.