Bret Michaels, girlfriend call off engagement

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FILE - This March 19, 2011 file photo shows singer Bret Michaels and his girlfriend Kristi Gibson at Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night XVII in Phoenix. Michaels and his longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have called off their engagement. Michael’s publicist, Joanna Mignano, said in a statement Monday, July 30, 2012, that the couple has separated.  Michaels and Gibson have dated on- and off-again for about 18 years. They have two daughters, Raine Elizabeth and Jorja Bleu. The statement reads that the parents will “remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising” their daughters.  (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, file)
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FILE - This March 19, 2011 file photo shows singer Bret Michaels and his girlfriend Kristi Gibson at Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night XVII in Phoenix. Michaels and his longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have called off their engagement. Michael’s publicist, Joanna Mignano, said in a statement Monday, July 30, 2012, that the couple has separated. Michaels and Gibson have dated on- and off-again for about 18 years. They have two daughters, Raine Elizabeth and Jorja Bleu. The statement reads that the parents will “remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising” their daughters. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Bret Michaels and longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have called off their engagement.

Michaels' publicist, Joanna Mignano, said in a statement Monday the couple have separated.

Michaels and Gibson have dated on and off for about 18 years. They got engaged in 2010. They have two daughters, Raine Elizabeth and Jorja Bleu.

The statement says Michaels and Gibson will "remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising" their daughters.

Michaels was the vocalist for the band Poison. He also appeared in his own VH1 reality show.

Michaels was treated in 2010 for a brain hemorrhage. Last year he underwent a procedure to close a hole in his heart.

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