The Celebreality Interview – Bret Michaels

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At last, it has come to this. For three seasons, a one-on-one, full-length interview with Bret Michaels has eluded us for all manner of reasons. Sure, he’s contributed to this blog (a few times, actually), but never before have we featured a man-to-man chat like the one below. And it seems like there’s never been a better time for it, with Bret’s future looking cloudier than ever. He announced in the beginning of Rock of Love Bus‘ run that this would be his final season. Is he standing by those words? How does he feel about Taya and Mindy today? What are his feelings on being parodied in the latest Eminem video? And where does this show fit in his legacy?

We got to ask him about all this and more in his trailer after the Rock of Love Bus reunion finished airing. The location seemed only appropriate.

What you just taped could be the very last episode of Rock of Love, but I don’t feel like it was mourned properly.

Whether it is or isn’t the last is yet to be seen, as far as what happens with me and Taya. That’s what we were in this trailer talking about [before this interview]: Where does this go? Do we date? Do we take it little by little? When you say “committed relationship,” you’re asking someone for a lot. She lives in Cleveland with her son. She travels. I travel. And another thing is that I’m getting much better at advice than I am at finding love. Bret is the rock doc of love. That’s my new thing. It seemed like I saved everyone’s relationship but mine. Everyone got married, had kids, got engaged, got back with their boyfriend.

I guess I had that impression that this was the end, because you said you weren’t going to do this again at the beginning of the season.

I meant that sincerely. After the Ambre thing, I didn’t know if I could do it all over again. I talked to Ambre about it right before the show started taping, just to basically telling her that I wasn’t trying to throw her under the bus by doing this show. And I think people can sense it. You saw what happened after the reunion taping: I talked to those girls. I talked to Maria [who was hysterical over not getting to say anything to Bret well after the lights had gone down]. It wasn’t like, “Hey, I’m done with you. Thanks. It was all TV.” I think the world gets that sincerity. I enjoy being with these girls. I enjoy hanging with them. I’ll see almost all of these girls again at my shows or just hanging out.

In a way, I feel like Ashley was the Kristy Joe of this season: the one who got away.

I really liked Ashley. But I could tell when James came on that they had a much stronger relationship than I was going to develop with her in the next two weeks. There was nothing I could say that would take away them having a son together, that would make her go, “You’re the one.” After that, I think we were down to the girls whose hearts were really open.

Any thoughts on making out with Mindy during the reunion?

I think that I absolutely made the right choice with Taya. But when Mindy walked up and gave me that kiss…My heart is broken that Mindy didn’t say to me on the island that she loved me. I really like Mindy. Me and Mindy need to get together and speak. I didn’t know she was having all those emotional love moments. I couldn’t read her. Taya, she’s good. Whether she was playing me or not, she’s good.

She’s a controversial choice, but after meeting her, I got it.

When you’re around her one-on-one, she lets you know that she cares about you and she makes you feel like a man. She’ll tell you, “You look great.” Being flattered whether you’re being played or whether it’s sincere, matters. She at least let me know that she gave a s***. And you go, “OK, that feels pretty good.” You want someone to care about you.

I was surprised that you went with the girl who didn’t sleep with you.

It was weird. We had a good oral relationship. There was a give and take on both parts. Me and Mindy had a great…relationship. And some of the others. But with Taya, I now have 4th base or a home run to look forward to.

What did you think about this season in general?

Being in the house the first year was amazing to me because I was innocent. I didn’t know what to expect. The second year was very emotional, but I felt like the girls would run to their room the minute they felt their time was threatened. Kristy Joe would be packing, this one was leaving, Ambre didn’t know how she felt. I felt like if I took them out on the road, maybe I’d be in the environment that I’m used to. I think this year rocked bigger than any other show. Crazier, wilder, nuttier fights, except I don’t think it had as much emotion until the very, very end. The show that had the most party but was medium on the emotional, I feel, resulted in the most sincere and emotional reunion. I talked tonight more than I have on any of the other reunions, and it was sincere stuff that I meant. And when I say “meant,” I was able to finish my sentences. It wasn’t all just a party joke. I was glad the girls weren’t screaming at each other.

When you watch girls fighting as a result of this competition for your heart, is that an ego stroke for you?

As a guy, it’s an amazing feeling to have women want you. But I absolutely on no level want to watch women have a physical confrontation. Unless they’re boxers. As soon as I saw Natasha fighting with her, I jumped up. I don’t want to see them in a physical confrontation. Flattering to know that they give a s***, not flattering to watch them hurt each other.

When you talk about your ability to give advice and deal with all these emotions, is the greater point that Rock of Love been a growing experience for you?

Absolutely. I never thought in a billion years that coming on this show would be therapeutic for me, and in some ways it is. Look, I’m good at hello, I suck at goodbye and I’m the master of escape. “Oh, I’m sorry, our bus is leaving and I’m having insulin shock.” I always had a built-in way to get out of town if I needed to. As a musician, I put my heart out there. Sometimes as a human being, I try to guard it by escaping before I become too emotionally involved. And I couldn’t do that on this show, so I had to learn how to deal with that.

I felt like the second season was when you really started having fun with it. You were in on the joke, so to speak.

Absolutely. The first year I did it, I didn’t know what I was doing. I’m able to laugh at myself, and I know that this show is a ridiculously out of control, over-the-top dating show. I felt like I could fully embrace that this year, just like I could embrace that I enjoy doing this.

You were totally upfront about your hair.

I always have been. I’m like a junkyard dog. I’ve been my own boss since I was 18 years old. I’m pretty up front with what I say to people. Whether it’s about how I feel or hair extensions, I really don’t care. There’s nothing I have to hide. I think the girls enjoy that and I think the public senses that this is a reality show with a sense of reality.

Do you have a favorite season?

I enjoyed all three for different reasons.

You watch it avidly, right?

Oh yeah. I gotta see what they’re saying about me. No one at 51 Minds lets me see anything till it comes out!

As early as Season 2, people were hypothesizing what Rock of Love would be like with another rocker. Would you ever let that fly?

Could they do it with someone else? Absolutely. But I feel like Rock of Love and my name are tied together. You wouldn’t do Flavor of Love without Flav. You wouldn’t do I Love New York without New York. I guess I could mentor another rocker. But I’d have to help him should some of the girls need me to mentor them.

Did you pay attention to Rock of Love Charm School?

Oh yeah. And I plan on watching Daisy of Love, too. I just found out that Megan’s going to have a show. She’s a character, man. She should have a show. But Daisy, she was my heroin. I was sexually addicted to her. I think she’s gonna have a pretty good time on her show.

Have you seen the Eminem video?

I thought it was f***ing hilarious. He always does spoofs of people, and I think what he did was great. When you get into something like that, it’s like you’re being accepted into pop culture. Eminem is kind of like my younger, hotter, better-looking brother. That video kinda made me jealous (laughs).

How about your book? What can we expect?

It comes out June 23, and the pre-orders have already blown away any other autobiography that Simon & Schuster has put out. The reason besides Rock of Love is that it’s 22 years of Poison and the solo career, and people know that when I tell my story it will be real. I have a prom picture of me that no one has ever seen before because I buried it. I was the original Napoleon Dynamite. You should thank me for wearing a bandanna. When you see this stuff, it’ll bring you to your knees. The pictures alone are worth it, even if you don’t read a sentence: me in furry legwarmers doing a split in midair during a club gig with three people in it. It’s painful, but therapeutic.

It’s fair to say that music is your heart and soul, right?

Absolutely.

What part of your body is Rock of Love?

That would be the penile region, part of the heart and a little of the brain.

I was hoping you’d say that. But seriously, where do you think this show sits in your legacy?

I think of it as an addition to everything I’ve done in my life. Rock of Love touches people. I’ll go into a restaurant and come across an 80-year-old couple who religiously watch the show. And then there will be girls who are 13 or 14 saying, “We have parties, where 20 girls will come over and act out Rock of Love.” Miley Cyrus said it was her favorite show. For me, it’s flattering and I’m just being me. The best part is that I just get to be who I am.

If this is the end, pop culture is going to be left with a void. There is nothing like Rock of Love.

We’ll see what happens with Taya. If it works out, maybe I can become some sort of love adviser. If not, I’d love to come back and do it all again.

Whatever happens, it’s going to work out for Bret Michaels, right? It always seems to.

Yes. [Hand to trailer table] Knocking on cheap wood.

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  1. Carisa says:

    It is amazing how many dumb-witted, trailer trash, people we have in this country. I have never seen so many fake people in my life. I would like to know what he was thinking doing this for a 3rd time. He doesn’t want any woman that has any kind of education that spans more than junior high or high school. None of these women brought anything to the table other than fake boobs, fake, blonde hair, and fake tans. They were all strippers who had no class. You would think at 40 some years old you would look back at your life and realize that strippers, and porn stars would lose their appeal. It shows how much Bret has not grown. He has not learned from any of his mistakes, and lifes lessons obviously have been lost on him.

    All I have to say is take a long hard look at your life and try to convince yourself that you have no regrets. That these “women” stimulated you in more ways than in your pants. Try growing up and start looking for women who are intellegent, classy, and can actually hold a conversation without using $%@!$_^$($!@$&_# every other word.

  2. LI Native says:

    I totally feel that Bret got his Rock of Love wrong!! He definitley should have picked Mindy. I feel teriible for her because she is so much better than Taya. As mentioned – Taya always makes such an effort to be perfect, whereas, Mindy was an all around great girl. She was beautiful and genuine at all times. I just watched the reunion show and feel awful for Mindy! I hope Bret realizes his mistake and dumps Taya asap!!

  3. Sara says:

    LOL You know, I’ve got to agree with everything Carisa said. Thank goodness there is a much broader segment of the population who doesn’t act like these sleazy women and aren’t dysfunctional either. These types of shows (Daisy of Love included) are brain rot like what too much candy does to your dental health. Sorry, but that is the truth.

  4. Sara says:

    For crying out loud, could we finally let the poor victim Mindy thing go?? If she is so desperate for “love”, then she needs to register on a dating site!

  5. Sara says:

    For crying out loud, could be finally get passed the poor victim Mindy thing and let that go??? If she is so “desperate for love”, then she will have no problem registering on EHarmony or another dating site. Get real!

  6. Dee says:

    he looks really good with the facial hair going on. he looks nice w/o it too. I think Taya was a good choice. She is very composed, a lady and not afraid to get out there and work hard. I think she is cool….you don’t have to be like the cookie cutter female…been there, done that….it is better to just be real, I think Taya is that….but people just mistake her composure and self-efficiency for something negative….yet she is still a real chick, she can be one way, and another, but she seems to be very sincere about things…she doesn’t come off as a schemer. I think they fit together in an odd sense. They seem right together….unless she is not what she appears to be…and only time and various testing can tell.

  7. Tiffany says:

    Oh shut up already about Mindy. Mindy is a needy nag. Glad she got dumped. She needs to find a life.

  8. Will says:

    WTF Mindy was the only half normal person on the show! Bret made the first mistake by letting Ambre go and now Mindy…………YOU DOPE!

  9. Bobbi says:

    Mindy was too boring to be on a show like this. She was jealous of every female on the show and especially Taya. Mindy even bristled when Maria spoke to Bret after the show stopped taping. Mindy is very insecure and an ugly person. Taya is the much better choice.

  10. Connie from Cleveland says:

    All the crazy, fake girls that show up for these casting calls make for great reality TV but Bret, you let the one of only a few REAL, TRUE girls go. BIG MISTAKE! By the look on your face as Mindy spoke to you, you knew you made a mistake too! If you really want to find Love, you’ll call Mindy and ditch the “Rock of Love, season 4″ idea. Those of us who are true romantics can’t watch another painstaking bad choice ruin our belief in your sincerity of wanting true love.

  11. Heather Thomas says:

    I love Bret, and I love watching the Rock of Love shows, BUT….How in the world could he pic TAYA!! Oh my gosh…she was soooo wrong for him!! I was so sad and disappointed! Mindy was perfect for him!

  12. CathyAMCfan says:

    think that Mindy would have been the better choice as Taya is just embarking on a very famous time in her life & career. Will she have time for Bret? I doubt it. Mindy would have been the better choice as she obviously was and is in love with Bret. On separate note, Bret needs to lose that one straggly braid hanging out of his bandana on the reunion. It’s old and played out like some of his most obvious “sexual innuendos” jokes. Bret, keep Mindy’s phone number if you are really lookimg for love.

  13. Tina says:

    I didn’t like either choice for him this season. Last season I guess with Ambre it was okay she’s good for him but not as crazy as what he needs, it seems like this season, there really wasn’t any relationships formed except who can party the best. I don’t think that he really knows what he wants or who is even good for him. he keeps picking the same women, obviously this isn’t working because none of them have worked. He needs someone to pick th girls for him that he wouldn’t expect. He needs to go to millionare matchmaker. Sometimes what we think we want really isn’t so. He actually might be surprised by being set up with someone who isn’t someone that he thinks he wants.

  14. Susi says:

    What was up with the audience on the Rock of Love Reunion show? It totally looked like it was set up.

  15. Zoe says:

    Mindy should count her lucky stars that she isn’t involved with him. In this entire interview not one word indicated that he wanted to be in a relationship — if ever. He sounds very content with his ways and you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Honestly, no one is really missing out on anything. He isn’t a great catch. A great catch is someone that is willing to invest himself in a relationship. I’m sure he is great in bed but that doesn’t cut it and eventually he’ll be missing the piece to the puzzle.

  16. youlosers says:

    HEY, VH1′s WANNABE JOURNALISTS, SPELLCHECK IS YOUR FRIEND!

    it’s michaels, dummy. read and reread your copy before posting.

  17. KAY says:

    Bret realized he made a mistake when mindy said how she felt about him. Just look at his face and how he kissed her, but he wasn’t not going to be happy with her either, what men want and what they need is 2 entirely different things.He also made the comment about ashley how she was the one who got away on his blog.If she wasn’t still in love with here baby daddy she would have been his rock of love and I agree she was the best choice she was everything he wanted trashy the way he likes them and on the flip side a decent person.(she was really good with the kids) and she tickled all his fancys like he like.She was the one I was for until he sent her home and then it was mindy.

  18. Carol says:

    In essence, isn’t VH1 pimping for Bret Michaels?
    VH1 finds the girls and Bret gets to “know” them?

  19. Rachell says:

    Holy crap! You caught a TYPO!!! Will someone PLEASE nominate Youlosers for a Pulitzer??

  20. Tootsie says:

    This is sick! Hey, Mr. Rock in Roll, you are getting older as I know you are aware. You are breaking these girls hearts , what is wrong with you, you”re self centered “SOB”!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t you care about anybody but yourself? I know you are making the $$$$$, & I am sure they do too. You are sick!!!!!!!!! What is wrong with you? Don’t the gigs pay enough now a days? Gettin’ tough huh? I use to like you. I feel sorry for you.

  21. debi says:

    OKAY… COME ON WE ALL KNOW IN THE END THERE IS ANY LOVE COMING OUT OF ANY OF THIS. BRET IS NOT GOING TO MARRY TAYA. I WOULD NOT DOUBT THAT HERE WILL BE A ROL4. SAD… I KNOW… BUT I KNOW I WILL WATCHING. FOR THE SAKE OF THE SHOW BRET SHOULD HAVE KEPT MORE INTERESTING PPL, LIKE ASHLEY, BRITANIA, MARCIA. IT WAS PRETYBORING WITH JUST JAMIE, TAYA, MINDY, AND BEVERLY… COME ON WE NEED ENTERTAINMENT. IN THE END I THOUGHT MINDY WAS A BETTER PERSON AT HEART, AND TO GOOD FOR BRET. MY THOUHTS ON TAYA? OMG…. HOW ANNOYING. SHE IS WAY TO MADE UP, SHE DIDN’T EVEN LOOK LIKE HERSELF IN SOME OF THE SHOWS. MAKE-UP REALLY DOES WONDERS! THAT’S WHY SHE DIDN’T WANT TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BRET. HE WOULD HAVE SEEN WHAT SHE REALLY LOOKED LIKE IN THE MORNING… COME ON U KNOW I AM RIGHT TAYA.

  22. Jessica says:

    You all say that these shows rot your brain, but look Carisa you watched it to the end didn’t you? That’s what I thought. Bret is a sexy older man, and I am sure that it is hard going out there to find love. I do think Mindy was a better choice, because she put forth true emotions for him. He did pick someone out of the ordinary from Season one and two. It’s easy for someone like you to judge, but you won’t know what it is like Carisa unless you were in the same shoes. That’s my opinion.

  23. erin says:

    you totally picked the wrong woman and i know down deep inside you know that….if you were truly in love with her you would of never made out with mindy…..she is gonna hurt you and out for herself everybody knows it and you let somebody who i believes really loves you get away….better go into counceling

  24. sarah says:

    i think they need to make a mindy of love it would be great!

  25. Chris says:

    I think brett made the wrong choice, mindy is really in love with him, even taya might as well have come out and said, that she didn’t feel as strong for him as she did the last night on thi island, he should have left the reunion show with mindy.

  26. Harold says:

    Mindy of Love? Booooring! You might as well just watch The Bachelorette.

  27. gaby says:

    Taya is better for Bret than Mindy. She is not a jealous person, she doesn’t break down, she thinks first how she will look like in front of the camera than make a fool out of herself. Bret needs a girl like that he is soo used to girls throwing themselves at him. And pleeaasse.. Mindy is clingy. Mindy (if she really is in love with Bret) is not the only one who is inlove with Bret my God he is a celebrity. So Mindy being inlove with him is not a big deal. Plus, that’s probably bad karma for Mindy, people forget that Mindy cheated (and she admitted that) on the really nice guy she was with (the episode wth the exes) and the guy has still all nice things to say even though she cheated on him that says alotabout the guy and what did Mindy do? Cheated on him. That’s karma for you Mindy. Also honestly I think she is just star-struck with Bret being the “simple” country girl that she regards herself as. With regards to Taya, how hard is it to believe that there are girls who are more reserved than others, Kristy Joe from the last season for example. ANd Bret was sointo her also, Bret likes a challenge, girl should know that. Lastly, if Bret and Taya don’t last, I bet people are going to blame Taya, just remember, maybe it’s not the girl(s) maybe it’s Bret who has the problem.

  28. teresa says:

    tc i really have too agree w u my tour ends here in less its bret gets married show .

  29. TC says:

    Yes some of the audience shots were posed, you could tell, VH1 does that just for viewer effect. Just like when Taya told the girls she had just got Pet of the year, that wasn’t true, she had got it before she came on the show and already knew all about it, but VH1 wanted her to tell that at a certain time…they twist the stuff to make it suit their needs. They put voices in where there is no voice…it’s not reality! They even help them decide who to eliminate!

  30. susieQ123 says:

    Bret – I understand your appeal. But you really seem like a dog. Ruff Ruff. So, how any girls have you had? Ick. Taya was a great pick. Beautiful, etc.

    She’s not an emotional wreck like Mindy. Mindy is so inmature. Such lack of experience.

    She’s a nice pretty girl, but not spicy enough.

  31. conie says:

    well we all know he picked the wrong one, why so he could do another show…he does not want to find love. but he sure better do something cause he is old and pretty soon have a shrivaled up d…!!hey bret what you gonna do then?cause you keep doging these women you are going to be left alone. mindy had true feelings and you blew it

  32. MindyFan says:

    Did anyone happen to notice that Bret had an engagement ring on his left finger? When Taya was asked how she felt about Bret now, he fingered the ring and then she more or less shot him down. Hummmmmm……

  33. MindyFan says:

    Did anyone happen to notice that Bret had an engagement ring on his left ring finger?

  34. Curious says:

    Did anyone else notice that Bret had an engagment ring on his left ring finger?

  35. AZWatcher says:

    I thought that might be an engagement ring on his left hand. I think it should be very obvious to him now that Taya was just using him for her own personal gain. You made the wrong choice, Mr. Michaels!

  36. Dwayne says:

    Brett, its time for you to grow up. You’re forty-six years old and three reality TV shows deep into the game. Pack it up my friend, venture into something new, but please not another reality TV show, because it makes you look like a gold digger.

  37. Angie says:

    I agree w Bret. It is about how people treat other people. Taya never was nasty to anyone but everyone attacked her bc they thought she was “too perfect.” Is there such a thing or are they just haters? Mindy had my vote until she back stabbed her friend. It shows a person’s character n Bret could see that too. N about “not seeing the emotion in Taya’s eyes’.. just bc she’s not an emotional wreck doesn’t mean she’s incapable of loving Bret. N who cares about Tayas profession? The whole point to not being a stripper is not acting like one in public. Taya carries herself w confidence which intimidates others n thats why they look for the bad. I totally think Bret made the right choice n hope they are able to work things out… NO season 4!! It starts to look like u don’t really want to find love, Bret, n your fans start to lose trust in your show.

  38. OhMyHell says:

    When’s our Big John interview? Bring on Big John!

  39. Rodney says:

    Same here, I like Bret as well. However, I totally agree with you guys that he made a bad decision in picking Taya. Mindy would’ve been a good choice for Bret no doubt about it.

  40. JORGE says:

    what the ^*$%&#)((`+)!&*@ now he’s writing a book?

    who the ^*$%&#)((`+)!&*@ would want his book?

  41. PinkKittyKat says:

    I know that Mindy’s heart was broken, but he is just not into her… can’t she see that. If he was he would have picked her. No matter what everyone thinks. How can everyone think they can decide for him with their opinions?? She needs to find the right guy and she should have never put herself on that show knowing his types.. He is competely entitled to his types of women.. why do all the regular girls think he should want them instead of some hot girl. I honestly have always thought that I am perfect for him… but since it’s not me.. I think Taya is the next best thing. She is Beautiful, smart, composed, can handle him, I don’t think she is fake, she is sort of perfect and I love it!!! There is nothing wrong with striving for perfection… I guess everyone would feel better if she was a slob or something.. She Rocks!

  42. Greg says:

    Bret, You blew it!! If you were looking for LOVE and you didnt see it in Mindy’s eyes you are blind. Taya looks good but I felt was phoney the whole time. Was hoping you would have at the end told Taya good bye and called Mindy up and gave her the ring.

  43. Caren says:

    Get over the Mindy thing already! She was a total drag on the show, always complaining and not comfortable on the show, always throwing a fit when she didn’t get her way. Bret could see that. He wasn’t blind. If you all think Mindy needs a “good man” then set her up with your dorky bachelor cousin or nerdy family member who still hasn’t gotten married and had kids. They’d make a perfect match. Mindy (Mrs. Nerd) marrying Mr. Nerd.

  44. natasha says:

    damn bret looked good wit that facial hair. okay bret totally screwed up when he picked taya. she is soo fake and she isnt even that cute. miny might have her funks and all but at least she isnt fake like the rest of them +^`$^!#`*^_`(&^+* s. Mindy was the ebst choice. bret you screwed up bad!

  45. Jason says:

    Brett you should have picked Mindy, but in a way I am glad you picked the hag! It will never work out so their will definitely be a rock of love 4 [:) That will be great!!

  46. Jacque Smith says:

    Bret makes me SICK.His “Rock star status & his wild Rock star party life” are about as Fake and washed up as his hair extensions are.But somehow VH1 & this trainwreck cast of Boozers & Boobers seem to capture my attention season after aganizing pain staken season.VH1 please DUMP Bret and maybe give us a little Frank TV. A.K.A”The Entertainer” or at least buy the guy a house and make a show about based around that.Please break up with Bret.Thanks VH1. XOXO

  47. Elizabeth Guilmette says:

    Brett You better run like hell and get Mindy. This Girl and the kiss you shared tonight proved you are both in Love. You didn’t even kiss Taya like that when she came on. Start thinking with the right head buddy. Your to old for games. And Taya is playing games. Mindy is true , honest , loyal and real.
    Get going , don’y let this pass you by

  48. Sheila says:

    Bret made the right choice by not picking Mindy even if he and Taya don’t work out. I thought Mindy was a mess. Taya may have been high maintenance with her make-up, etc, but Mindy is the type that would be high maintenance with emotions.
    I mean my god she pitched a fit and felt SO sorry for herself when she couldn’t write a song. Can you imagine when she has deal with real problems?

    But if Bret did pick Mindy now, Mindy will always have to live with being second choice. There is no getting around that and that would be pretty humilating for anyone to live with.
    But she looked like she was begging pretty hard on the reunion show….the pity angle might work for her in the end? But would that be a happy ending for her? Nope.

  49. jodi says:

    I’m for “Team Mindy”. Mindy was not the victim, she was the one that got away. If it does not work with Taya, you’re a fool for not calling Mindy, My gosh, that girl fell hook, line and sinker. Good luck with all future projects. It’s amazing a rocker could have a heart as deep as you do. You are first class.

  50. Cleavy says:

    Bret won’t find his true Rock of Love until he gets off the road, and his ego won’t let him do it.

  51. missy says:

    he is such a loser.

  52. Mary says:

    Let’s be honest. This show is primarily for publicity. Bret has been very honest about going into these shows with the attitude if he finds someone to date great, and if something comes of it even better. I am sure emotions become involved at some level. Most of these girls use this as an avenue for exposure. If it works for all involved great. Personally I have enjoyed this show as a source of entertainment. It is TV after all. I have a feeling we might see another Rock of Love, I just hope they have some girls that are a little more realistic.

  53. Bree says:

    Sounds like there will be another ROL (he’s not letting go)!
    Interesting how he seems to still doubt Taya’s motives!
    Also….to compare Ashley to Kristy Jo is a real insult to Kristy Jo!!!!!!! Ashley can barely speak and she’s trash!!!!

  54. Stephanie says:

    I think that Bret totally found his wrong rock of love.Mindy should have been the winner!!!!She is so down to earth and was into the show from the very beginning.I feel that Taya was in it for publicity and to possibly further her music career.She’s nice,don’t get me wrong.I just don’t think she is the right choice for Bret lilke Mindy is.

  55. fan4bronco says:

    did anyone else think that bret got progressively uglier as the show went on? i like the entertainment aspect of the show, but come on…does anybody really think you can find love on a reality show?? if anyone still has that delusion, they should be slapped.

  56. Amy says:

    My sister last night had an intersting facebook quote that most musicans know how to write great awesome chart-topping ballads about love/relationships but yet they can’t never fix there own. If anyone was reading the interview from Bret himself he even says that he’s fixed everyone else’s relationships but his. Hmm?? maybe it’s called Bret maybe it’s time to focus on ur kids and trying to actually have a relationship with someone for once ya know. I don’t care at this point if it’s Mindy or Taya or whomever else but he needs to fix himself before he fixes others. Many people are like this they care selfishgly about others but yet they neglect themselves (I’ve done this too) but it’s obviously catching up to him I don’t want to see him do Rock of Love say like 5 0r 6 That would look terrible
    Honestly he’s got alot to think about now

  57. Sydney says:

    Brett, oh Brett, 51 and an aging rock star. Wow, when are you going to grow up? I enjoyed the first 2 seasons. You’re hilarious. But, this last series on the bus was just plain sad. Trashy, stupid women and you’re in the middle of it. If this is your life, it is just plain sad.

    If you’re really looking for love, which I doubt, this is not the way to go about it. Big boobs, zero brains, is just about sex. You still have to have a conversation and none of these girls are really interested in you, just their 15 minutes of fame.

    Move on, be a singer, but it’s pathetic to see an aging rock star in this mode. You’d be funnier on a sit-com.

  58. carol says:

    I love these stupid shows. I actually believe this one was somewhat real. I felt so bad for Mindy. I hope Bret realizes what he let go of and fixes the problem!

    If not, Mindy you are awesome and you deserve the best!

  59. Barb says:

    Brett did not choose Mindy because Minday was truly in love with him and that would mean the end of the Rock of Love road. It was pretty obvious that Taya was not feeling anything except ego and winning for the sake of winning “another thing”. I am not impress with this woman, althoug she does have a nice butt.

    Maria would have been perfect. Mindy’s history of bad relationships made her a little too vulnerable and too easy to fall in love, but had he chosen her, I believe he would have had a very loyal and nice girl. She did not throw Taya any under bus Taya is just a fake and that’s that.

    Ambre is a good match for him. Sweet, and possibly a little stronger than Mindy.

    NOTE: Please boycott Megan’s show. She is suing Sharon for battery and distress. This is ridiculous and she should not get away with it.

  60. BP says:

    I think this WAS the first time that we really could tell someone HAD fallen in love with Bret. Mindy obviously is IN LOVE with him. All the other runner ups in the past were like what ever I’m on TV, Mindy let her feelings be shown through the whole show trying not to cry. Taya is just FAKE trying to promote herself, she never even really had any physical contact with Bret on the couch. He diffently wasn’t lookin for LOve cause he picked the wrong GIRL. And I also agree there is no way he can compare Kristy Jo with Daisy. Daisy was ugly Kristy Jo was so much better. But I think Mindy was his true love of all 3 shows.

  61. topaz10 says:

    There is something charming about him. I will miss Rock of Love!

  62. M- says:

    Bret is very self depreciating..he and Taya (Laurie) will not last…she’s a phony, Mindy not righ either…Heather and Bret belong together

  63. Deana says:

    I’ve been a fan of the group and Bret for over 20 yrs. My kids learned to rock to Poison. My 21 yr old son stole my hits cd out of my car b4 going back to IN to live with his father. So the music is multi generational. And now my 13 yr old daughter is watching the bus episodes. We were all routing for Mindy. I only hope after the reunion show, you give her a call like you said you would in this interview. Have a safe and inspirational year. Thanks for all the memories. PS On my 20 mile drive to work and I can’t wake up, I put play “Unskinny Bop” if that doesn’t work nothing will. Pease

  64. Stephanie says:

    I think that if Mindy would have spoke up and just said how she really felt, she would have been Bret’s rock of love.. there was so much that she wanted to say but never said it. I think if things don’t work with Taya, he should give Mindy a chance. I wish him the best either way- Just know, if you want a serious relationship, just know your place as a performer/ entertainer and a boyfriend/fiance.. Just be loyal and faithful. I hope that Mindy and Bret remain friends.. she’s such a sweet girl. Taya, I think that she a cool person, and can relate to Bret in different ways..

  65. DallasGirl says:

    YOU PICKED THE MOST CLASS, Taya is easy & willing to put up with all that she did and Mindy stabbed her in the back over and over & then tried to laugh it off. She is vendictive, she is constantly a nag of NO I can’t, she absolutely is in a FUNK or wanting to F***. SHe was so willing to shove her tongue down your throat but not speak because she has nothing but that. AND what she said after the rejection thought it summed up who she is. The HOST: I lost respect for him when he said you picked the wrong one. She is not SWEET or able to be on the road etc. NO NO NO is all I heard and whine whine whine & stab friend in back. Taya was class act, beautiful and real. She puts up with and then was sullen at times – she had no one to trust. I believe from the beginning she was real – even if its fake somehow much better person than MINDY. The smile the Frown and can we just have sex so I dont have to talk. Bretts above that. He is after the sex of course but he has more depth in the relationship and maybe Mindy will figure that out in her next relationship. But please get her off the media! The voice alone is grating!

  66. Stephanie says:

    I wanted Mindy to win cause she’s such a great person, sweet and innocent.. OMG, that kiss that she gave Bret on the reunion show.. That was such a passionate kiss!! I think Mindy is his real rock of love.. But, bottom line, it was bret’s choice. But, I hope Mindy and Bret remain friends, maybe even lovers in the future.. who knows..

  67. JacquieC1062 says:

    Bret Michaels is everything in a guy that your mother warned you about, egotistical, love’em and leave’em, commitment phobe, womanizer and the list goes on.
    Time to grow up Bret and step into the real world, there is a world that doesn’t revolve around you, ya ever been there?
    Good luck Taya, you got your work cut out for you..better you than Mindy is all I can say

  68. Traci says:

    I hope this is not the end of Rock Of Love because I think Taya is all WRONG for Bret! I think he can do so much better than her.

  69. Krissy says:

    I have been a fan of ROCK OF LOVE since Season 1, I luved Ambre, but understand why it didn’t work., but this season, Bret man, come on!! Mindy would of been someone to settle down with., I just hate to see him miss out! Think his career will have to end at some point, and he’s going to end up with some young thing wanting his money and not caring about him at all (hello, like an Anna Nicole)..,Seeing Mindy on the Reunion even, I mean, you couldn’t fake that distress and sadness.
    He needs to call her and try to work things out with her!

  70. sue says:

    As Mindy said in the reunion, I dind’t see love in Taya’s eyes, she was there for publicity, and deep inside Bret knows that, Mindy was so sincere, so real, and yesterday on the show I really felt that she really loves him (eventhoug I don’t believe that you can fall in love with a guy that kisses 20 girls in front of you, but whetever), he’ll see that he made the wrong choise. I wouldn’t be surprise if turns out that Bret is with Mindy of course the midia won’t show but we’ll know… I hope so she deserves that, she was the only one that was a stripper or something like that, but looks like Bret like that type of girls, like Ashley, Farrah not that I don’t like them, actually the show got so “lame” after they left, but if somebody go into a tv show saying that he’s looking for true love, he won’t find in girls like that…

  71. Channie says:

    I’m a little disappointed, I wanted to know EVERYTHING. I wanted him to touch of on how he felt about Jess, what REALLY happened between him and Ambre, and WHAT IN THE HECK HAPPENED ON HIS TOUR BUS BETWEEN HIM, ASHLEY, AND KAMI, WHILE BEVERLY WATCHED!!

  72. JESS says:

    MINDY WAS THE ONE FOR YOU BRET AND YOU KNOW IT DEEP INSIDE, SHE ACTUALLY CARED FOR YOU.

  73. Sheila says:

    Mindy seems like a nice girl, BUT innocent and sweet? No.
    I think the reunion show was not closure for Minday, but she should have had closure already when he didn’t pick her in the first place on the island.
    I think Mindy couldn’t open up to Bret because she is emotionally immature.
    I thought she looked incredibly desperate on the reuinion show and I felt really sad for her.
    But if Bret picks her now she will have to live with knowing that she is sloppy seconds. Sloppy seconds is not good.

  74. christie says:

    I think Bret made the wrong choice, and you could see that he realized that on the reunion show. Taya was a phony the entire show and you can tell she is an absolute b^&*((! Hope there is a ROL 4! I will surely watch.
    Oh and all these people who post comments that bret is old, washed up and an sob, and every other negative thing, Why do you even watch the show, if that is your opinion, dont watch the show!

  75. Michelle says:

    Brett,you seem like you have a very good soul.I hope you find what your looking for,there is someone out there for you, that will be your Rock of Love,best friend,lover.best of luck to you in your journey XOXOX

  76. terrigrl says:

    BRETT U MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE U PICKED SOMEONE WITH CLASS!! ALL THE OTHER GIRLS WERE NASTY AND MINDY LOOKED LIKE FATAL ATTRACTION!!!!

  77. Heather Huff says:

    I think that Bret needs is a woman that is strong minded to deal with “Him”.I’m a Bret Michaels Fan and I grew up listening to Poisen but,I’m sick of him looking for the “Right One” and it always seems his lifestyle is too busy for the Right One.He needs to keep his wants and needs alittle at home.I wish I could give him my personal opionion myself and hope he would read this. I think Bret is a Good Person and really a kind guy.But, get Serious about “What” you want.Someone stable and able to stay home and handle you and take care of your girls and make you happy.Life is to short. Thank you,Heather From Lafayette ,Indiana

  78. Victoria says:

    i think that you are an idiot for choosing taya!! thats not even her real name. Mindy did tell you how she felt on the beach when she pulled out the paper. IDIOT!!
    I hope “TAYA” hurts you..lmao

  79. Wendy Camposano says:

    Bret you are an idiot. Mindy loved you with her entire heart and it was obvious. I believed you were truly looking for love the first season and maybe the second with Amber but this time you picked the trashy Taya who was just there for her own career. I think you chose her because you know it won’t work out and there will be another season. You shouldn’t play with emotions Karma is a `_`@$@_!(&#)^+++%

  80. Heather Huff says:

    One more thing I forgot to mention.Bret you need to make you standards alittle higher and grow up.Get your taste back up.Atleast for your girls

  81. TART says:

    WELL IF I DIDNT HATE HIM BEFORE ..I HATE HIM NOW….. I MEAN WHAT IS HE 16 IVE TALKED TO MY SONS FRIENDS WHO ARE 16 AND HAVE MORE IN SIGHT AND RESPECT FOR WOMEN… HES A PIG … YEA WE LET HIM MAKE ALOT OF $$$ BEING A PIG .. WATCHED THE SHOW AND EVEN AFTER WE STILL READ THE INTERVIEWS BUT NOW IM DONE..(IM REALLY SURE HE CARES) BUT 1 FAN HERE 1 THERE AND WHO KNOWS MAYBE HE’LL END UP ALONE LIKE HE DESERRVES ..HES A AGING ROCK STAR AND U CANT STOP THAT …I HATE PITIFUL MINDI BUT SHE NAILED IT WHEN SHE SAID HES A STANDARD JERK IN A ROCK STAR SUIT (OR WHAT EVER) AND AN ^(~(%^_(&^()!#^ U CAN FIND ANYWHERE OH AND THEY HAVE TO GET RID OF THAT RICKY PERSON HE LOOKS LIKE EDDIE MUNSTER.. AND ACTS LIKE HES IN HIGHSCHOOL HIM SELF WHERE EVER DID THEY FIND HIM???

  82. ashley says:

    i don’t think its ‘touching’ that girls are getting together in groups of 20 and acting out Rock of Love. Which is why im conflicted because I LOVE ROL!

  83. judi says:

    Bret, Mindy is a knock out. That kiss she gave you at the reunion boy cha-ching, or as you say hi!!! oh!!!

    Taya just didnt look as if she would fit with your life style!

  84. TART says:

    I SHOULD HAVE READ ALL THE RESPONSES BEFORE I ANSWERD BUT MINDI IS AND IDIOT ,, SHE NEEDS WAY TO MUCH ATTENTION AND BRET COULDNT GET HIMSELF OUT OF THE WAY TO GIVE HER SOME…WHEN SHE SAID ON THE FIN SHE ALREADY THOUGHT OF BRET AS “HER BOYFRIEND” HOW OLD ARE THESE PEOPLE… BRET IS A OLD MAN… HOW CAN HE BE ANYBODYS BOYFRIEND .. PLEASE .. SHE SOUNDS LIKE A CHILD.. MY BOYFRIEND .. OH HOW ABOUT TAYA “WAKE UP TAYA TELL ME A STORIE”" WITH THAT VOICE . THAT VOICE ALONE WOULD MAKE ONE WANT TO KILL THEMSELVES..AND HOW COME IN THE REUNION SHE GOT SO BRAVE??? WHERE DID THAT COME FROM AL OF A SUDDEN SHE GOT A THOUGHT..SHES NOT REAL SHE FAKE AND AS A FRIEND SHE HAD TO US THOSE TACTICS CAUSE SHE COULDNT GET HIM ON HER OWN CHARM.. IF U NOTICED BRET GAVE TAYA A DIAMOND HEART NECKLACE SHE GOT A DRESS TAYA HAD ALL DAY AND NIGHT WITH HIM MINDI HAD A NIGHT OUT THEN GOT LAYED…PEOPLE SEE WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE BUT THE SIGNS WHERE ALL THERE.. SHE WOULD HAVE SMOTHERED HIM .. SHE WOULD HAVE WENT HOME AND PACKED EVEYTHING SHE OWNED AND SAT ON HIS FRONT STAIRS WAITING FOR HIM LIKE A PUPPY .. AND BRET MAYBE U SHOULD ASK THE ? DO I WANT MY LITTLE GIRLS WITH A MAN LIKE ME ?? BECAUSE LIFE HAS A FUNNY WAY ABOUT IT .. THE THING U FEAR THE MOST .. A GIRL USUALLY MARRIES A MAN LIKE HER DADDY.. I DID

  85. Rochelle says:

    I just cant seem to understand why you would pick Taya??? And after seeing the reunion show, im so sad. You really had it with Mindy, you really did!!! I really thought your were just really BSing your way through this, for promotional reasons. But, if you were sincere, and wanting to find love, than Im really sad for you right now. You REALLY, REALLY had it for the first time after 3 shows. Mindy was SO REAL and she just showed that she was heart broken. And what was Taya thinking after that kiss??? You were feeling Mindy to, and I dont know about your world, but in my world that kiss was considered cheating… Im so disapointed, and literally feel bad for you, cause you know Taya’s not it. And I just want ever whatch another Rock Of Love again. Always been a fan, but Im done!!! I hope you come to your senses and go get Mindy, for your sake.

  86. Kristina says:

    It should have been Mindy, My heart went out to her both during the season finale, and the reunion. I love Bret, But I’m so with what Ricky said on the reunion show, Bret, you picked the wrong girl.

  87. elizabeth says:

    Bret goes through women like toilet paper. Which is disgusting. He is never ever ever going to be with someone. I am glad Mindy is not with him. He has become a absolute joke and who is going to take him seriously. He has kids and his kids are going to watch this how embarrassing. He is a father, he doesn’t think about anyone but himself he doesn’t deserve a nice girl! He needs therapy and alot of it

  88. Kristina says:

    He should’ve picked Mindy. My heart went out to her during the reunion show.

  89. Rochelle says:

    And not to mention the factor of all the STRAIGHT UP TRASH, that gets worse with every show. I wonder if Brett picks them or someone else, but OMG, Ashley, Farah, and the dimples girl!!!!! PUCK, PUCK, PUCK!!!! If they were on the show to promote themselves, which you know they were, than Taya can hook them up with Penthouse, or Porn. Cause thats all they will get, and Im sure Taya knows her way around Porn industry to!!!! BRETT, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!! That whole thing were Taya didnt sleep with you was such a scheme, and you fell hook, line and sinker…….

  90. Jenny says:

    I love Taya! Mindy is a whining, needing little brat. She needs constant attention to be happy and when things don’t go her way to cries about it and blames other people for her problems. Mindy has never been in a real serious relationship because she is crazy and high-maintenance. I actually think she is B-Pilor! Taye is well put together and kind and people hold that against her?! Haters!

  91. JW says:

    Mindy is a whiner and way to emotional….can anyone say high-maintentance. Bret dodged a bog slobbery bullet when he let dramatic Mindy go. WHEW!

    I love Taya!

  92. LeAnne & Victoria says:

    Bret is pretty cute! Well thats my Mom. I think Bret should have picked Mindy. Because Mindy is real,honest, and doesn’t tell what you want to hear,unlike Taya. She is always perfect. Bret really read this!!!!!!!! Taya has been too calculated from the beginning! You know that Bret!! Mindy does truelly care and lovvveeee you, DUDE!!!!Just think about this. Also, Bret your looking pretty good and this is from all Bret Michaels fans, SHAVE THE MUSTACHEOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  93. Jackie says:

    I really think Bret made a bad decision in choosing Taya. She is there to further her career not to make a life with Bret

  94. margee says:

    Hi Bret, i really love your show.i have followed you since poison. i still love them too. can’t wait to see the concert with you and poison, def leppard and cheap trick in june. i,m from pennsylvania too. i love rock of love. i’m happy for you and taya. i wish you guys the best. but i was really hoping you would pick mindy. but as long as your happy i’m happy. you deserve all the best. sincerely from one of your admiring fans,
    ROCK ON
    margee rogers

  95. PAT 777 says:

    BRETT, YOU REALLY MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE WITH TAYA. SHE HAS A LOT IN COMMON WITH YOU. SHE HAS A CHILD – YOU HAVE TWO. YOU BOTH LOVE MUSIC. HOPE YOU AND TAYA CAN RECORD A SONG TOGETHER. I WOULD BE THE FIRST TO BUY. I THINK HER BEING A PENTHOUSE PET OF THE YEAR IS A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR HER. SHE SHOWS YOU CAN BARE ALL AND BE VERY CLASSY. TO ME – MINDY BACKSTABBED TAYA. MINDY ALSO CHEATED ON HER BOYFRIEND. SHE DID IT ONCE – SHE’LL DO IT AGAIN. SHE IS NOT CUTE AT ALL. REALLY WEIRD LOOKING. YOUR HOST WAS A JERK TO TAYA!!

  96. Gwen says:

    I think Bret made the right choice with Taya but I personally like Mindy is a better person and great for my son.

  97. Rosa says:

    First of all I have to say that I love your show and I sad to see that probably will be the last one, but I have to say you made the wrong choice in picking Taya, she is very beautiful indeed but she seems to be more focus in her career than anything else. And I am afraid that the same thing is going to happen like it did with Amber. Please talk to Mindy out of all the girls you have picked in the past, she seems more committed and invested in you. Please lose Taya and get with Mindy I sure you won’t regret it.

  98. Roe says:

    I was thinking perhaps Bret could do a follow-up to this show should he choose to settle down with one of these ladies. Perhaps filming their courtship whatever that may entail.

  99. Kittle says:

    I saw a clip of Taya on the Opie and Anthony show. Her actions there were far from “classy.” Very skanky. However anyone who behaves like that is perfect for Bret. I lost the link or I’d post it here. Not at all like she presented herself on the show.

  100. Lyrical says:

    I think Bret Michaels is such an %$(__@`+&_^#~^! for letting Mindy go. Mindy was so down to earth, and she clearly was not there for exposure, but for love. That goes to show you that Bret chose DogHouse Pet because he know it will not last, and what does that mean? Another show. Come on guys you already know what time it is.

  101. Joan says:

    Bret Michaels is definitely hard not to like.

  102. Andrea says:

    Brett, no matter what some of them say, know that this show will be missed…I have faithfully watched all 3 seasons, and have found them very entertaining,…I will miss my Sunday morning church sessions with Rock of Love, i think your a real doll and you appear to be a genuine person as well…if you have a 4th season, where do i sign-up?

  103. Karen says:

    Just because a person falls in love with someone doesn’t mean they feel the same way about us. For it to be true love, BOTH must feel the same way! Then there’s something to build upon.

    Just because Taya is composed and mature doesn’t mean she’s “acting” or playing a role. Mindy is an actress and has been on other reality shows; that wasn’t mentioned anywhere. Mindy is whiny, childlike, immature, and behaves as if she has a Borderline Personality Disorder. I agree with a few others who noticed how she behaved like a stalker at the reunion show. Another correction, Mindy was NOT liked by all the other girls. They picked on both Mindy and Taya equally! Now, those who like Mindy and wanted her to be chosen have suddenly forgotten what really happened. Mindy would be having no mercy on Taya had Bret chosen her instead of Taya. She needs to suck it up, learn from the experience, and move on. If she was half the “lady” some of you think she is, she’d be congratulating Taya gracefully rather than belittling her every chance she gets. Instead though, she’s milking this opportunity for all it’s worth, to further her acting career, hoping to get something else out of this show since she failed to get the “prize.”

    Congratulations Bret and Taya. We hope the two of you will take the time to make your relationship work! Even though both of you have careers, there is always a way to make it work when you really want it to work! Just Do It!

  104. Roger Hunte says:

    Why not have Bret do an episode of For the Love of Ray J, and have Ray J do an episode of Rock of Love.

  105. Michelle says:

    A lot about the reunion left me confused. First of all… Bret did not really end things with Mindy. He just left her hanging so to speak. Taya? Well, she didn’t seem too happy with Bret. It was just strange to me!! I mean Taya and Bret just sat there and didn’t really seem that sweet on each other…this final episode left me with who knows…??? LOOKS LIKE ROCK of LOVE IV is coming!!

  106. 1981ajl says:

    CALL MINDY AND FORGET TAYA

  107. Linda says:

    This is for Brett Michaels:

    I hope you will give Mindy a chance. Maybe she didn’t let you know how she felt verbally for fear of pushing you away. After all, I really don’t recall you saying to her you were falling in love with her? And why not?Mindy seemed to be reserved with her emotions, but who wouldn’t be after being hurt. Yes, everyone gets hurt at some point in their life, but not everyone deals with it the same way. Some keep the walls of protection up for a reason until they feel the emotionally secure with the opposite person, and for Mindy, she was in competition with another woman, and it wasn’t like she didn’t know it was happening either to where she could feel at ease verbalizing her feelings. I’m sure your thinking that should have been more a motivator, but think about it. Behind closed doors she showed that to you, did she not?? The connection she made with you then should have been enough to prove she was deeply connected to you in a deep emotional way than just wanting to sleep with you. She is far too down to earth of an individual for that. Either way I wish you could really reanalyze your decision now that Mindy has told you how she felt. She has absolutely nothing to gain with you other than your love, support, respect and admiration. She isn’t a pinup model, stripper looking for the next money deal. She’s simple, kind, loving, giving, respectful, and REAL. Nothing fake to her. Isn’t that what you were in search of? Someone REAL all around. Not just putting on a show in front of you, but someone who can be who she really is without trying to impress others.

    As for Taya, of course she knows how to stroke your ego, isn’t that part of her everyday living as a pin up girl and a stripper? I have nothing against her profession at all. I do believe people make their way through life with opportunities they are given. You can either choose to accept or walk away and hope something better comes along. No doubt she’s a beautiful lady. But realistically you were looking for someone to love YOU not stroke your ego. I’m 99% sure my opinion doesn’t mean much, but your choice of women seems to be be the pin up, stripper, breast implant, beautiful by way of plastic surgery, very fake kind of women.

    Either way, Good luck to you. I pray you will find that love. Everyone deserves it.

  108. Don says:

    Hello Bret,

    I truly enjoyed this past season of Rock Of Love Bus.

    I wish all of the women the best and I hope they found their prince. When the show started i really liked Taya, but It seemed as the season went on, she seemed to perfect. Yes, Yes she is very pretty and suscessful, but we can’t see what is trully inside. I hope you made the right choose. After seeing the final show, i hope Mindy can continue searching for her prince. Mindy seemed to be a very down to earth person, intelligent and beautiful southern girl with a good heart and beliefs.

    I look forward to reading your new book and seeing you in Kansas City in the near future. Take care and keep rockin. Don…..

  109. Tracy Holt says:

    I don’t think Rock of Love should die, I think you should find another rock and roll celebrity and do another episode like Sebastian Bach or Steven Tyler, or Jon Bon Jovi, let’s find a new man that rocks our hearts and find him a lady he loves and will spend the rest of her life with them.

  110. Patti says:

    Brett, I feel you made the biggest mistake of your life! You could tell Mindy was so hurt by your decision and she truly did fall in love with you. I hope that if things don’t work out for you with Taya that if you decide to do another show that you bring Mindy back and give her a second chance like Flav did to New York because i really think you two belong together or you can skip all the b.s. and just ask Mindy out instead of doing a whole new show because i have a feeling you two will end up together in the long run at least I hope so!

  111. kissntell says:

    Bret I hope you see this. I know you say you made the right choice with Taya but I’m just asking you if it doesn’t work out and I don’t think it will to give Mindy a fair chance. That girl is so much in love with you that it hurts me to see her look at you. I can’t believe that you couldn’t see that on the show because we all did. I know she should have told you how much in love with you she is but you could tell that those words don’t come easy for her. You said that the two of you will be in each others lives for a long time. Please keep that promise to her . I don’t think you will regret it. Keep up good work.

  112. Joanna says:

    When I was watching the renunion show, I noticed that when Mindy came on stage her and Bret shared a kiss, they looked like they were meant to be, the kiss was so hott… When Taya came on it didn’t seem the same, it looked asif they didn’t feel anything for each other…
    It almost looked asif they had to kiss… Painful…
    Bret should have picked Mindy!! She was the one…

  113. Debbi says:

    Just watched the reunion show. I was so HAPPY you chose Taya !
    But I think you could have stood up for her a little more. And showed you cared about her on this show.
    I really hope you to make it…You got beauty,brains,class and love in Taya…..
    There are so many haters out there. I know it will be hard. But go with your heart and ignore everyone else.
    loved this season best !
    Debi in TX.

  114. Lisa says:

    Brett,
    I think the only thing that you should do for Mindy is to pay for some therapy for her. It seems she can’t seem to deal with the reality that you chose Taya over her, not to mention that the comment Rachtman made about you making the wrong choice was totally uncalled for. How is Mindy supposed to be able to move on when the host (who should have kept his mouth shut) is feeding what could really turn to a “Fatal Attraction”? I only hope that you are as strong an individual I think you are and ignore what others say and truly make a go of it with Taya. I respect her completely as should all of the girls from that show. After all, you didn’t hear her heckling any of the other girls during that show. I wish the two of you the best, and hope things work out.

  115. Lisa says:

    Taya isn’t a classy lady. I’ve seen the videos of her at a porn convention and on a radio show. She is a stripper that does lap dances and has a filthy mouth. It doesn’t matter that she is a stripper EXCEPT she cannot admit it. “I am Featured Dancer” She also forgot a few things – like she has demos of her music out in Nashville and Atlanta so she is trying to be a singer. Bret thinks she didn’t have anything bad to say about the other girls? What show was he watching. She bad mouthed everyone.

  116. vicki321 says:

    I think he’s very lucky he didn’t choose Mindy. I’m afraid that once he found out how crazy she is and tried to dump her, she’d prove very very difficult to get rid of. Some posters have mentioned a fatal attraction type situation; I think it would have turned out like that(maybe not with the pet bunny in the cooking pot on the stove), but it wouldn’t have been nice. At one time, she was my favorite, but after it became obvious that she was a user and a jealous BACKSTABBER, I changed my mind. I just don’t think she is emotionally mature and stable enough to handle the lifestyle of Bret Michaels.

  117. Johanna Holman says:

    I wasnt going to miss the reunion thats for sure. I think he made a mistake picking taya. i think he should of picked mindy thats for sure. I know hes not over her cuz of the way he kissed her back. Come on bret u know you still have feelings for mindy. We all saw that. I think you need to think less from your `(%`@%`&!(%$^))** Although I know it must be a big one but love doesnt only come from having a great time in bed with a women. You need to be more in love with the heart and mind less focus on the body. Some things you do i dont agree with but its very very hard not to like you. I hope one day you can settle down and have a true relationship with a women even if shes not all that hot. I do wish you the best Bret I do. Take care. Johanna from maine.

  118. judee42plus says:

    I watched all 3 shows I thought this last one was a joke some of those girls were not there for Brett they were there for the party and the end results which would be there 5 minutes of fame. The blondes were a joke they were skanky mean and dumb Mindy had plenty of time to tell him how she felt now she is playing the role I hope this his last show the women that are trying out are jokes

  119. linda says:

    JOHN should stay out of it. I watched one of the after show video’s. Hey he is not you, and his opinion quite frankly may not be what you see in the same person. Here a suggestion, keep BIG JOHN as your security not your person to check up, spy on, etc….. Isn’t that what Heather and Amber were for with ex’s interview. Oh wait, and what did they both tell you??? MINDY. Hmmmm why does that ring a bell?. Women have a much higher sense of the real thing. Did John?. He bought the fake Taya. Where did that get ya? Sure didn’t look like a loving, emotional connection at the reunion. It looked more like a mutual agreement. Where as with Amber, the excitement on both your faces said it all. As with Mindy. The look on your face and in your eyes when Mindy was disclosing her feelings said it all. Deep inside you knew you chose the wrong woman, now its time to pipe up, own it and give Mindy that chance, she deserves it. She wouldn’t have changed her mind as Taya did with Marriage. She was truly in it for the long hall.
    You always said your the one giving love advice and fixing others relationships, now you have many here giving you advice, follow up on. Never know, we all could be right.

  120. Terry says:

    Has Brett even watched the whole Rock Of Love Tour Bus Show. If not, he should. As it is CLEAR that MINDY in so into him. ( SO MUCH IN LOVE ) You can see it in her eyes. Then look at Tayas. It is qiute clear. A picture tell a thousand words.Especially during the Reunion. Has Brett watched that? (IF NOT- PLEASE DO ) Brett you have made such a mistake. You chose CLEARLY THE WRONG GIRL!!!
    Open your eyes an look at what Mindy eyes say. So what she had a hard time expressing her feelings till the reunion show.
    Some people hold back with fear of HEARTBRAKE.Watch the part of the final 4 as she was crying and the girls asked why. Listen to her and what she clearly says. From her HEART
    Hope You will see that MINDY is YOUR TRUE ROCK OF TRUE LOVE.
    I hope to see that someday soon on VH1. You have said GOODBYE to Taya . An have got together with Mindy. YOUR TRUE ROCK OF LOVE .

  121. Vic says:

    Brett you made a terrible choice. It was your choice to make. Because Mindy could not verablize what you wanted her to in a split second surely you could see that she was trying to tell you something and you might have approached her in a different manner. All you had to do was look in her eyes and you could of told how she felt. I think you should have chosen Mindy. With her you would have a gotten a caring, loving, loyal, stand by her man and she would be there for you. I still think Taya had other motives for being on the show. Why is it the females that are down to earth and what I would call your normal type, not a beauty queen, pet of the year & etc, never seem to win. Maybe you should try one of them. You might just find that you will find true love. I watched the reunion show and it looked like you and Taya were just there together because you had to be. You kissed Mindy with more passion then you Taya. Thank about it Brett. You might just change your mind.

  122. topaz10 says:

    Ah Bret, why do i like you so much? the few ‘real’ moments of this show showed him to be so charming – like when he called that older lady his hotest fan. so cute.

    i really do think mindy was the better choice. please come back to me rock of love! it’s such a great show.

  123. lilshawty_06 says:

    Hey well i loved all the shows! But i think you would’ve been better with Mindy. Taya well she is just snobby. I dont think it’s going to work i bet there will be another rock of love soon.

  124. tima says:

    Bret, Mindy is mental and playing on everybodies feelings. I am sure you heard what she called you when she was not picked,that was not a women that loves you.Mindy loved the thought of your money.Ricky your blind to say what you said and unprofessional. Taya is intelligent,mature,caring .Mindy is severly mental,the look in her eyes on the show was frieghtening,like crazy.

  125. Shannon S. says:

    I already posted this on another blog, but I want to say it again:

    If things don’t last with Taya, here’s my advice for a fourth and final season: stop bringing in new girls and have an All Star event with the best girls from the 3 seasons who were GENUINELY interested in Bret. I’m thinking Heather and Samantha from season 1; Inna, Daisy and Destiney from season 2 (I think its safe to $_^&`!+$`^+$(!^ ume Daisy won’t find her “Daisy of Love” and would agree); and then Marcia (or whatever the heart failure girl’s name was), Mindy, and maybe Beverly or Kami from season three. Then MAYBE add three new girls…MAYBE. There’d be less people, so you could only eliminate someone every 2-3 weeks (fine with me), and that means they each get more time with Bret. Plus they already have built that foundation of a relationship. I just don’t want to see the same old thing for another year; and it seemed like the girls really complained this season about “never seeing Bret for very long.” This is honestly my favorite show on television…but it’s time to spice it up.

  126. Kristin says:

    Bret, Bret, Bret… what to say? Okay i think you’ve realised you made the wrong decision i know you love taya and hopefully you just dump Taya’s fake @$$ and get with a real person thats good for you and hint hint thats MINDY!!!

  127. Tammy from Ohio says:

    Honestly, I didn’t think either girl was the one. I can’t imagine that you really need a reality show to find a great girl. Love the show though…very entertaining and it has helped me find some excitement during nursing school.

  128. meg says:

    i find it interesting how taya said she would have married bret at the the last elimination but at the reunion she said she didn’t know anymore. yet, mindy was still just as in love with him after all those months of not seeing bret. nice.

  129. Jerry says:

    Im so upset with all these fake reality shows that Vh1 keeps showing to get ratings because all they see is $$$$$ Vh1 use to be good to watch but now its all a bunch of fake date shows that aren’t real .There just looking for viewers to tune into crap so they could get paid. Vh1 you are a music station but you play music in the we hours.

  130. Lucia says:

    RICKIE YOU ARE SO UNPROFESSIONAL AS A MC.YOU HAD NO RIGHT TELLING BRET HE PICKED THE WRONG LADY . HOW DARE YOU THAT WAS HURTFUL TO BRET AND TAYA.RICHKIE YOU ARE A MARRIED MAN KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. AND LEARN HOW TO BE PROFESSIONAL WHEN HOSTING A SHOW. I HOPE VH1 RIMS YOU FOR YOUR EXTREMLY NEGITIVE COMMENT..

  131. terry says:

    The person named Karen who wrote the comment dissing Mindy I believe is either taya or a friend. What a bunch of lies. Would you want someone like taya around your children? I don’t think Taya even has custody of her son? I felt like the night she did not stay with Bret at the end of the show was because she did not want him to see her in the morning with out her make-up bag and hair products. Her make-up was always so heavy and looked perfectly applied so I’m sure she’s not a get up and go girl. Also, Bret likes to ride motorcross and have alot of fun in alot of places where you’re going to get dirty. Mindy would do that no problem. taya only did the mud football because it was for the show. I can’t see her even getting dirt in one of her fake fingernails. I think Bret made a mistake and I hope when it fails with Taya that he at least contacts Mindy and gets together a couple times – even if it ends in a good friendship

  132. Sebastian says:

    Taya was definitely the best choice out of all those girls. Not only is she beautiful, intelligent and classy, the one thing that I loved the most about her was the fact that she didn’t try to throw anybody under the bus; whereas with Mindy, she thought that if she kept on telling Bret and the other girls how fake Taya was or that she was only there to promote something, then he would pick her. And, If she would have won, I don’t doubt that she would have tried to rub it in Taya’s face, not caring whether that hurt Taya or not.

  133. meanbrat says:

    I think Heather is the best for him. She is the only one that can relate to him. And she does anything for him. And she is the best looking girl out of all of them – - all the shows he has done. You can tell the way she looks at him, thats love. I think he wants the mother of his kids back, and she is to smart for him. He’s a rock star and very few of them can make a relationship work and not cheat on there spouse’s. And she has made it clear that they will never get back together again. The first show thats all he did woulkd be on the phone in his room talking with her and his kids. They showed him on the phone like 3 or 4 times but only for a brief moment, the 2nd show only once,and the 3rd show none. So there will be probaly 10 more shows – lol – Or entell the mother of his kids take him back thats the only women he really love.

  134. Karin Ochs says:

    Hun you are owesome your great to watch and your nice to look at eye candy and boy oh boy thats cool..I like it when you would say oh I likee that i picked that up..You with your heart man. But I really do think you got the wrong girl Mindy was a cutie and she would of treated you like the man you are…Luv ya

  135. Karin Ochs says:

    Honey you are a looker and thats great you are also a very caring kind of man you put your heart into it and thats great I loved ya and I likee you alot..
    K

  136. Megan says:

    I think Bret should pre-screen and pick the ‘contestants’ for the next Rock of Love. I’ve read that he usually lets the producers pick the girls. I think that leads to more drama and not so much real one-on-one connections.

    Also, Taya was the WRONG choice. Mindy seems more interesting and better suited for Bret.

  137. Emily says:

    bret should deffinately be with mindy she was the best and worst of them all. she will keep a balance with her and bret and bret and the rock life style. taya is not respectful of anything or anyone period. wasnt it clear enough on that stage that mindy loves bret and will always love him. she looked past the flaws that she saw and loved him all not just pieces. mindy i love ya grl and u shoulda got ur man cuz u deserve him. bret u dont know what u lost when u chose taya that could have possibly been the biggest mistake of ur life.

  138. MARCIE says:

    WELL I JUST READ THIS INTERVIEW WITH BRET MICHAELS– ITS ALL TOO CONFUSING— I NEVER REALLY WATCHED THE 3RD ROCK OF LOVE VERY MUCH– HE PICKS WOMEN – THE WRONG WOMEN– HE SHOULD BE THE FIRST TO KNOW YOU CANT FALL IN LOVE OVER A FEW 5-10MIN TIMES MEETING IN A GROUP SETTING– IF SOMEONE LIKE BRET CANT FIND A WOMAN– AND I STILL DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO AMBRE?? WELL I DONT KNOW– AND DAISY WHATS UP WITH THIS?? SHE HAS TO HAVE A REALITY SHOW TO FIND A HOOKUP– ANY GUY WOULD HAVE HER — SHE THROWS HER CHEST AROUND FOR LOVE=- I WONT BE WATCHING THIS SHOW– THEY ARE BURING OUT THE REALITY SHOWS– AFTER THE BATCHLEOR I GAVE UP– ITS ALL FAKE AND ALOT OF HUPLA– NOT WORTH WATCHING– I ONLY SAW ROCK OF LOVE CAUSE IM A POISON FAN– REGARDS

  139. rila says:

    mindy was a pathetic wreak…taya has class and poise…

  140. dawn says:

    You should read what people think
    To Mindy-
    I still think he MADE SUCH A BAD CHOICE. It was obvious there where ulterior motives and still is. Taya wore that stupid shirt everytime she talked to the camera, and everyone saw through the facade. But watching the follow up show-body language was obvious. He kind of kept a distance to Taya on the couch and I think he was more responsive to you. Good luck, maybe there’s still a chance. (PS I Never do this) You are a really cool woman, and I have friends like you. As a flight attendant, I work with alot of women and I like people like yourself. And stop the funks, you have no reason to, Ever!

    Very Sincerely,
    Dawn
    Scottsdale, AZ

  141. reptilelady says:

    dear bret
    Ok amber was the 1, my son(9) and I was rooting for.
    so then came the bus..The comentary was funny coming from Ferrah and Ashley! but we new it was only time before they were going to be through. Bret we thought it was going to be Mindy all the way! We are very sad. but we hope you personally you picked the right girl.

    Take care and rock on babe!
    Love Bari and LIL Todd

  142. flea says:

    This guy is a total tool…. He is so full of himself that he dreams about himself. I think Britney was right on what she said. He never said yay or nay with that one. He is a loose and he is nothing without 51 minds and the group poision.

  143. Sunshine says:

    This whole Rock Of Love scene is Crazy! But Bret you are the Only rocker dude that can really pull it off. You have that cool way about you that can handle this type of reality. Hang in there and take it all in, until you get what you really need from it. Seen you with Poison from the start of you career,love the rock n roll music you put out. It is fun, exciting and rememorable. Best to you always, JUST KEEP ROCKIN!!

  144. Christine says:

    I have watched all three seasons of Rock of Love (of course, because I absolutely love Bret Michaels and have since the beginning of Poison). I agreed with Bret’s picks for the first two seasons, however, Taya? I do think Mindy would have been the better choice. But then again, maybe it is just me he is waiting for.

  145. Nina says:

    This is for Karen, from April 20, you stated that Mindy was on another reality show, but you failed to mention what the name was. Whats up with that? And you said that Mindy appeared to have a Personality Disorder, what did she do to write that?

  146. denise says:

    i definately think bret picked the wrong girl-he should have picked me.:0.. Their will most likely be another Rock of love. i hope to be on it. i know bret will love me- i’m the perfect woman for him!.

  147. mayra says:

    Well Brett, I have seen all 3 of the rock of love & have been a great fan…but dude this time you really pick the wrong girl….From the beginning everybody’s radar went up, knowing that Taya was only using this as an opportunity to be on the spotlight. Hope you read this cause I live in LA and I have seen Taya on billboards as a stripper(currently) for the RIO Gentlemens club of the 91fwy. I got off the fwy like 3 times just to make sure of what i was seeing, & it’s Taya in her most sexxxxy look….Mindy loves you & she was the girl for U!!!

  148. rhonnie says:

    Love the most important word in the english language yet so overused.We love to ski or love chocolate.. To Love is to be tough – tough enough to withstand difficult situations yet gentle enough to forgive. We have simplified the process of this complex emotion by having 20 woman some just there for the party compete for one man’s affection who obviously has no desire to find real love. Real Love takes time , takes stamina and lastly takes love of oneself beyond vanity, A true understanding about who you are and a selflessness to accept others for who they are. This last season proved that Rock of Love had none of those qualities. Thank god for the antics of those there for the party or this season with Mindy and Tae would have been about has exciting as watching my socks spin in the dryer. Mindy was so insecure and easily controlled and manipulated and Tae was a Fake from the beginning trying to be something that she is not … I think this will not be that last we hear about Brett Micheals and his love life.. Prehaps he should consider doing a show on his seach for adulthood..

  149. cynder says:

    yes i did watch the show.(GUILTY) But to not pick Mindy cause she didnt say “im in love with you” is heartbreaking. Its a problem that bret expects the girls to just put their heart & soul out there and for him to hold back. To give him the option to throw it back in their face. Sorry. sad but true

  150. windowlady says:

    i agree, michaels has the maturity of a 16 year old in heat, he certainly understands how to develop himself musically and is career savy, but has zero clue how to develop himself as a human being, a man to be proud of, or a boyfriend in any stretch of the imagination. thank god he has never been married. i pity any woman that would get caught in his snare, what a horrible,sad and lonely life she would have with him. (and he actually thinks he is a “good catch”) ummmm can i say narcisistic? bret, can i sell you a vowel?

  151. Ann says:

    I’m so disappointed with Bret, he is not looking for love because it was right there under his nose and he threw it away. Mindy was more genuine and acted as such. Real love takes time and you could see it in her face and in her eyes she was seriously falling in love. I think he just likes seeing how many women/girls he can make out with on camera. He lost me as a fan. I won’t watch another Rock of Love anything.

  152. notcaring says:

    One word sums this man up….P I G!!!!

  153. dolly says:

    bret. you know you should have took MINDY… what are you waiting on. YOU know where your heart is. SO go ahead,AND,DUMP that fake B..CH.YOU, know who loves you the most.

  154. Lori says:

    Bret should have chosen Mindy. You could tell she was sincere. For Taya it was just another competition. She doesn’t love him, she’s in love with herself.
    ROCK OF LOVE 4???????

  155. Jill says:

    Bret, You blew it, you should have picked Mindy. I think the reason you chose Taya was because she poses nude for penthouse & it gave your ego & not to mention something else, a boost. We’ll see you again, rock of love 4?

  156. Joy says:

    Brett you give me a reason to turn on the television, I hope that you have many more rock of love seasons. I will be waiting and watching!

  157. colleen says:

    I am an a big fan of the rock of love. I was so dissapointed in your choice this season. Mindy was by far the best choice. She is the whole package I think in due time you will regret your desicion. Still think you are great Bret

  158. colleen says:

    I am an a big fan of the rock of love. I was so dissapointed in your choice this season. Mindy was by far the best choice. She is the whole package I think in due time you will regret your desicion.

  159. Karin Ovhs says:

    I think your great Bret and Emeninm is an `*#*@*~()!~&@)$ hole just jealous of what you have and what he wished he had I wish you would tour to Michigan we have never had you in our state, I hope you go back to Mindy shes really the one for you I think…You a great looking man sure wish I got to get close to you…
    Budgirl..

  160. sober says:

    i seriously think taya was picked up as she is the same cold calculating person and a career oriented individual as bret – meaning , bret wouldnt know what to do with mindy girl afterwards and now, as he made the wrong decision again, there is an opportunity to tape rock of love 4;it is sad that sincere girl’s heart got broken though.

  161. krystal says:

    my daughters love this show as i do to but to have my children (3 girls) see all that crazy stuff on t.v is just not right i mean him kissing every girl its all about the fake boobs, blond hair , and skin and bones, girls kissing girls,drinking way to much my daughters said they wanted to be like that oh heavens no i said u do not have to look like that to have some one pay attention to you or like you i love they show but think lil girls shouldnt see it you rock bret michaels

  162. Shirley says:

    I love Bret! I grew up with him. He is a beautiful man who can have his cake and eat it too! I think his true love is knowing that. I hope one day he finds someone to grow old with. I don’t think it will be anytime soon though. People say he is a pig but women let him treat them that way. Why does that make him a pig? They all go into it knowing exactly what they are getting into. I so wanted him to pick Mindy because she was so sweet and i think she really did love him. We wemon forget that guys read what is right in front of them. They don’t get the whole picture. I hope that someday I read Bret has finally settled down and found his TRUE rock of love!!!!

  163. Tasha says:

    I think that bret should of picked mindy i liked her and thought she was the only one there for him…man yo u need to drop taya and pick mindy cuz taya was only there for more publicitywit her penthouse $+(&^+_*!#$%~`^( There will be anotha rock of love 4 you should of stayed with mindy

  164. troy says:

    If he would have picked mindy what the he– else could we talk about. He isn’t stupid!

  165. John357 says:

    I want to say – thank you for this!
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  166. soundtracks says:

    +1

  167. ladydove91 says:

    Gee Bret! I think you should take a long look at who has been there for you the most faithful and true hearted Heather. Friends make the best lovers and to be honest you’ll never find any one like her now or ever she’s alway’s got you and what is so wrong on your part is you let the best go for selfish reasons and yet she proves she loves you without having to ever say it to the public whats deep in her heart! You know it for a fact you just will never learn that you let it go but your still holding on and Heather will never tell you!
    Amber and you did not work Daisy finally got herself healed. But Heather she’s there if you call she drops it all one day though you’ll call she won’t be there you will kick yourself.You will see in the end! No joke!

  168. Valofvalhalla says:

    awe to be forever young. you go BM! I still love you and would love to see more of ya! Hell Yeah! Keepin it real since the 80′s………..

  169. maddie s says:

    I think jordon rocks like a diva should! you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  170. irma zarza says:

    amo a bret desde que tenia 12 años hoy con 30 no se que hace buscando mujeres que no lo amen que no lo sigan si yo estuviera ahi viviria abrasada a el.soy de ARGENTINA y estoy viendo la ultima temporada cada ves me gusta mas

  171. xero says:

    Maybe it’s time for Brett Michaels to dress like a 40 something….between the bandanas, long hair , and silly hat, maybe a hair cut and no accessories are needed…..all he sings “every rose has a thorn”, he needs to re-invent himself and come up with something else…..