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This March 19, 2011 file photo shows singer Bret Michaels and his girlfriend Kristi Gibson at Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night XVII in Phoenix. - Provided courtesy of AP Photo/Darryl Webb, file
05/14/2012

Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson have called off their engagement.

The on-again-off-again couple has separated, a spokesperson for Michaels confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday, July 30.

Michaels, 49, and Gibson, 41, have dated on and off for 18 years. They have two daughters together, 12-year-old Raine Elizabeth and 7-year-old Jorja Bleu. A statement from Michaels to the wire service says the two will "remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising" their daughters.

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05/14/2012
Bret Michaels appears in a still from The Apprentice. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Bret Michaels has settled a lawsuit he had filed over injuries he sustained while performing at the 2009 Tony Awards - an accident he said may have helped spur a near-fatal brain hemorrhage.

The 49-year-old singer was struck in the head by a piece of the stage's set as he and his rock band Poison were finishing up a performance of their single "Nothing But A Good Time" along with the cast of the 1980s jukebox musical "Rock of Ages." Michaels was knocked to the ground, fractured his nose and busted open his lip. He had said his head trauma may have contributed to a near-fatal brain hemorrhage he had suffered 10 months later.

03/27/2010
Bret Michaels appears in a still from The Apprentice. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Bret Michaels has filed a lawsuit against the Tony Awards and CBS for an injury he sustained while performing at the 2009 Tonys.

The 48-year-old Poison rocker was struck in the head by a piece of the stage's set after completing the song "Nothing But a Good Time" at the award show and the court papers allege that the head trauma might have been responsible for Michaels' 2010 subarachnoid hemorrhage since head trauma is one of the main causes of that type of hemorrhage.

10/02/2010
Bret Michaels appears in a promotional photo from his PetSmart product line in 2011. - Provided courtesy of PetSmart

Bret Michaels might be taking the lessons he learned from his big win on "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2010 and using the skills to launch two new business ventures.

First up, the rocker is set to launch his "Signature Acoustic Guitar Collection" through a partnership with Dean Guitars for the Home Shopping Network. That collection will be made available on October 2 at 8 p.m. Michaels is set to play a six-song set including hits like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," during the sale in front of a studio audience, according to a statement from HSN.

01/25/2011
Poisons Bret Michaels will let fans into his inner circle with a new reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. - Provided courtesy of KABC

Bret Michaels underwent successful surgery to close a hole in his heart on Monday, hospital officials say.

A spokesperson for St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona told the Associated Press that the 47-year-old singer of the rock band Poison is recuperating in the hospital's intensive care unit.

01/24/2011
Poisons Bret Michaels will let fans into his inner circle with a new reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. - Provided courtesy of KABC

Bret Michaels is set to undergo surgery in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday to repair a hole in his heart that doctors found several months ago following his "warning stroke" and brain hemorrhage.

Michaels, the 47-year-old singer of rock group Poison, has been keeping busy during the past few months. He toured the United States and Canada with his side band and released his fourth solo album. In December, an episode of this VH1 reality show "Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It" showed that he and longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson, the mother of his two daughters, have gotten engaged.

01/26/2011
Poisons Bret Michaels will let fans into his inner circle with a new reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. - Provided courtesy of KABC

Bret Michaels has been released from an Arizona hospital after undergoing surgery to close a hole in his heart earlier this week and is resting at home.

Doctors had found the hole in the 47-year-old Poison rocker's heart in April after treating him for a warning stroke and brain hemorrhage. On Monday, they inserted a device that will remain in Michaels' heart permanently to stop abnormal blood flow between two chambers of his heart, which is thought to have caused the stoke.

12/21/2010
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Bret Michaels in a promotional photo for Life As I Know It. - Provided courtesy of VH1

Bret Michaels is engaged to Kristi Gibson, the mother of his two daughters, after dating on and off for 16 years while maintaining his wild rock star lifestyle.

Michaels, 47, was seen proposing to Gibson, 39, on the finale of his VH1 reality show "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It", which aired on Monday.

12/20/2010
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Bret Michaels in a promotional photo for Life As I Know It. - Provided courtesy of VH1

Bret Michaels recently released the video of his cover of Sublime's hit "What I Got" as he prepares to undergo heart surgery in a few weeks.

Meanwhile, the finale of his VH1 reality show "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It", which shows his life with daughters Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5, airs on Monday and may see him popping the question to their mother and his longtime girlfriend, Kristi Gibson.

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