What Does Kristi Gibson Do Fo A Living? Why Did She Split Up With Bret Michaels?

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Kristi Gibson is a Canadian-American actress and former model. She is popular for her work in movies and TV shows like Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, A Letter from Death Row, and The Untold Story. Besides, she is also famous for her relationship with actor and musician Bret Michaels. Unfortunately, they are no longer together.

So, why did Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson end their almost 2-decade-long relationship? Is Kristi dating anyone currently? Here is everything about her!

Quick Facts

Full NameKristi Lynn Gibson
BirthdayDecember 25, 1970
Marital StatusUnmarried
Children2 (Raine Elizabeth Michaels and Jorja Blue Michael)

Kristi Gibson Early Life Details – How Old Is She?

She was born Kristi Lynn Gibson on 25th December 1970 and is 52 years old in 2023. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kristi also goes by her nickname, Gibby.

Besides, Kirsti holds dual nationality i.e., Canadian and American, and belongs to a Caucasian ethnicity. Although the details about her family members are still scant in the media, Kristi often shares pictures of her parents on her Instagram handle. Her mother and dad have been married for 62 years as of 2023.

Back in May 2021, Kristi paid tribute to her parents marking their 60th marriage anniversary with a combined before and now photo on Insta. Have a look.


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Talking about her siblings, Gibson grew up with her two sisters named Carolle and Karen.

Kristi Gibson Came To The Spotlight After Dating Her Ex-Boyfriend Bret Michaels

Though Kristi was making her way into the entertainment world as an actress, she rose to the spotlight after her relationship with singer, musician, and actor Bret Michaels.

The former partners first met in 1994 and their chemistry quickly took off. Likewise, the pair took their relationship to the next level when they welcomed their first child Raine Elizabeth Michaels in 2000.

American actress Kristi Gibson her ex-partner Bret Michaels and daughters
Kristi alongside Bret and their daughter Raine and Jorja back in 2014

Five years later, Kristi and her now ex-partner Bret welcomed their second child, daughter Jorja Blue Michael in 2005. Back then, the family of four lived in an 11,000 sq. ft mansion worth $10.5 million located in the gated Silverleaf community of Scottsdale.

Gibson And Her Partner Bret Michaels Got Engaged After 16 Years Of Love Affair

In 2010, Michael surprised his fans when he proposed to Kristi on the final episode of Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.

During his proposal speech, Bret said:

“I love you, and you’ve been unbelievably a big part of my life, and we have two beautiful girls together. … I know we love and respect each other, and I hope that we can find that inner love that we have forever. And I want you to be my wife.”

He added,

“Please say yes, or the rejection will kill me right now.”

Bret ended his statement with, “Kristi- she’s the one who put up with me all these years.” And obviously, Gibson said YES to the rock star.

Unfortunately, the power couple ended their engagement just two years later in 2012. Though the couple survived many highs and lows in life, two years of engagement was enough for them to realize things will not work out.

Why Did The Former Partners Call Off Their Wedding?

Being a music artist, Michaels needs to spend most of his time on-road traveling and working. Despite his efforts of being there for his partner and children, fights and misunderstandings were inevitable. Kristy and Michaels dealt with their ups and downs quite beautifully for years into the relationship, but the pair could not make it work out eventually and called it quits in 2012.

After calling off their wedding, Michaels talked about his failed relationship with People. In the conversation, he said,

“The reason for the destruction of all my relationships is that I’m passionate about being on the road and making music, The women I date don’t realize that I spend between 6 and 8 months of my life on the road — touring or traveling or seeing family with my daughters.”

Clearly, Bret’s busy schedule and the tour were one of the main reasons for their failed relationship. Although Krisi and her boyfriend-turned-fiance are not romantically linked together, they remain good friends and are raising their daughters in peace.

Is Kristi Gibson Dating Someone After Michaels?

The mother of two is reportedly leading a single life in 2023. She has remained private regarding her personal life after parting ways with her long-time partner Bret.

Likewise, she is rarely seen with a possible date in public. However, on 9th August 2021, Gibson posted a picture of her and Michaels with the caption “Happy Anniversary.” This post stir some air but the pair decided to stay mum regarding the topic. Also, there is no news of their wedding.

American singer Bret Michaels and actress Kristi Gibson
Jorja’s parents were together from 1994 to 2012

Before proposing to Kristi, Michaels had tried to find the love of his life three times via his reality TV dating competition series Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.

In the show, 25 women competed with one another to win a date with Michaels and give it a shot for their relationship. The first season winner was Jes Rickleff, the second season winner was Ambre Lake, and the third season winner was model Taya Parker.

Whilst Bret’s three attempts, he could not find love in any of the girls named above.

What Does Kristi Gibson Do For a Living?

She is an actress and model by profession. Talking about her career, the 52 years old made her acting debut as Kristi Richards in the 1998 film A Letter from Death Row. The film also stars her then-future fiance Bret Michaels.

American actress Kristi Gibson with her parents and family
Kristi pictured alongside her parents, Bret, and her daughters on Raine’s graduation

The same year, she got an opportunity to play a minor role in the action crime movie A Code of Conduct. Some of her other acting credits are E! True Hollywood Story, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, and The Untold Story.

How Rich Is Actress Kristi Now?

According to various online tabloids, Gibson holds a net worth of $12 million in 2022. On the other hand, her former partner Bret is worth around $14 million as of now. He earns his wealth as an actor, singer, and musician.

Kristi Lynn’s Body Features

  • Gibson is 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm tall in height.
  • She weighs around 127 lbs or 58kg.
  • Lynn has hazel eyes.
  • She has dark brown hair color.