Kari Forsee: In your upcoming VH1 reality series, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know, you invite cameras inside your home. Why did you decide to do that?
Bret Michaels: It's a little tough for me because I've never really done that. ... What you see on TV is what you get off. When we were doing the Rock of Love stuff, and I was at sort of a crossroads between dating and obviously trying to be a good father to my kids and work out my on-again, off-again relationship with [my girlfriend] Kristi. But through that, I think what they saw—and this is what they said—is they saw was this person who had a lot more to offer than just being drunk and sucking face. They're like, "There's so much more of that we want to show."
You're going to see me at moments where I tell them: "I'm done. Do not film anymore," but at the same time, you have to open up enough that it isn't a generic slice of your life either. It's a roller coaster of emotion with this show, and I think people will see that when I say that it's "life as I know it," it is showing my life as it really is. Between being a good dad and trying to be a better boyfriend.