Bret Michaels calls it quits with fiancé Kristi Gibson

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Bret Michaels has taken a page from “The Bachelor” playbook: Get engaged in a big way to cap a reality-TV season, get un-engaged quietly in the pages of a magazine down the line.

Michaels — Poison frontman, “Celebrity Apprentice” winner, brain-hemorrhage survivor, pet-gear impresario — has broken it off with longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson, whom he proposed to on “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It” in late 2010, after what was then 16 years together.

“Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters,” a Michaels rep told People on Monday.

Full story: Bret Michaels, Kristi Gibson call off engagement, separate