Ambre Lake Dishes on Break Up with Bret Michaels

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It's confirmed: Rock of Love 3 is coming!

This, of course, also makes the break-up of Bret Michaels and Ambre Lake official. Gee, who could have seen that coming?

Following the news that she and the rock star are no longer an item, Lake sat down with VH1 to discuss the relationship and her current status with Michaels. Here are highlights from the interview:

Was the breakup something that happened gradually?
Yeah. It led up to one big conversation. He is so busy on tour, and I am so busy with work and my life that we didn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to a relationship. Unfortunately, when you don’t have a lot of time, it just makes it hard for a relationship to work.

From the time that Bret picked Jes over [Heather Chadwell] on the first season, or even earlier, people have wondered if Bret is afraid of commitment. Is he?
Absolutely not. He doesn’t have an aversion to intimacy at all. The great thing about my relationship with him was that it was honest and true. We developed it and had great chemistry. It was hard. We were out there for everyone to watch, which we totally signed up for. But in the dating world, you date people. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. We gave it an honest effort and it’s not anyone’s fault. It’s not his aversion to anything. Hopefully next time will work for him.

Are you going to watch next season?
Absolutely. I hope he calls me for advice. I’m there for him. Bret and I have always had a great friendship, and we still do. That’s something I’ll treasure forever.

Does your friendship make the breakup easier? Because it seems like you’re coping with it well.
Well, I’ve had some time to mull it over. You guys are just now hearing about it. I’ve dealt with the emotions and sadness. I’m not going to say I bounced back  completely, because like with anything, it takes time. But it is a little easier at this point for me.

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