BRET MICHAELS: ‘ROCK OF LOVE IS NOT A SCAM’:
February 6, 2009
Rocker Bret Michaels has defended his decision to continue shooting reality TV show Rock Of Love With Bret Michaels while cohabiting with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children – insisting he’s doing it for the kids.
The Poison frontman is currently on season three of his VH1 dating show, but he was recently accused of living a lie – after it emerged he was still sharing a home with his former lover, Kristi Lynn Gibson, whom he dated for 11 years before splitting in 2005. But Michaels has shot down the claims – insisting he and Gibson are simply doing what’s best for the sake of their two daughters, Raine, eight, and Jorja, three.
In an interview with Blender magazine, he says, “Everyone says that (the show’s a scam), because of my relationship with Kristi. I would never do the show if we were still together, and she wouldn’t be okay with that. She lives here in Scottsdale, (Arizona) with the kids. I have two other places, in Vancouver (Canada), and Los Angeles, and the rest of the time I spend on the road.”
“When I stay here Kristi and I don’t sleep in the same bed. We’re best friends. My parents went through an extremely tough divorce and I vowed I wasn’t gonna put our kids through that.”