It wasn't that long ago that Bret Michaels was banging everything with two lips.
The singer was taking full advantage of his rock star status, anchoring VH1 reality shows that made The Bachelor look like an actual search for love. It was all about groupie sex and bandanas for Bret.
But then he suffered a brain hemorrhage and Bret's life instantly became about more than STDs tests and tour bus liaisons. The guy knows he's lucky to be alive.
A reinvented family man, Michaels posed with his daughters and girlfriend Kristi Gibson outside The Late Show with David Letterman studio yesterday. He's on the mend physically and spiritually and we couldn't be happier for this rocker...
Asked about his relationship with Gibson, Michaels told The Early Show:
"We are not engaged yet, it's a work in progress. She has a beautiful promise ring - it's a promise ring, or a friendship ring, with benefits. That's what we call it. But yes, is it a work in progress? Absolutely."