In a statement to Gossipdavid.com, his rep said, “Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters.”
Bret, 49, and Kristi, 41 — who’ve been together 16 years — have two daughters: Raine Elizabeth, 12, and Jorja Bleu, 7.
Bret took to his Web site Monday, writing, “With all that Kristi, Raine, Jorja and I are going through, no doubt this is a very difficult time for all of us. I want all of you to know that Kristi and I remain great friends and committed loving parents to our daughters. I am blessed to have someone as great as Kristi in my life in any capacity.”
Sources tell GossipDavid.com that the split was amicable but the strain of Bret’s traveling schedule took its toll.
Bret proposed to Kristi on Dec. 2, 2010, during the final for his VH1 show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.