updated 12/21/2010 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/21/2010 AT 5:30 AM ET
It’s no longer only a tease: Bret Michaels asked his on-off girlfriend of 16 years, Kristi Gibson, to marry him on Monday night’s finale of his VH1 reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It – and she said yes!
The first thing they did afterwards? Tell their daughters, Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5, the great news.
The rock star told them, “I did it! We’ll all be together forever! Family hug!”