It seems like only a few months ago that Bret Michaels was a walking STD who may have slept with Tish Cyrus.
But the rocker reversed his image via his reality show finale on Monday night, proposing to the mother of his children, Kristi Gibson.
"It feels awesome," Michaels told People of the engagement. "When Kristi said, 'I don't need this ring, I don't need the piece of paper, I love you no matter what,' she took the pressure off."
Gibson turns 40 on Christmas Day and has been with Bret through the ups, downs and brain aneurysms.
"I love him for him," she told the magazine. "This is the best birthday and Christmas present ever. We'll be virgins stepping into the whole engagement and marriage thing. And with our girls growing up, we'll all have the same last name."
Gibson added that she doesn't want a big wedding and the pair may jet off to a tropical island in order to tie the knot.