Jes reportedly dumps Bret Michaels; will he now star in Rock of Love 2?

We expect even less in terms of true love from VH1’s ridiculous dating reality series than we do from, say, The Bachelor, so it’s no surprise at all that Bret Michaels’ relationship with Jes Rickleff has reportedly ended.

Page Six reports that “[s]ources tell The Post’s Melissa Jane Kronfeld that Michaels was informed by the pink-haired punk rocker over the phone that she had taken up with a Chicago clothing designer upon returning home to the windy city.”

If true, that means Bret Michaels is now available to be the rock star for Rock of Love 2. The show concludes its scheduled casting for a second season today in Las Vegas.

Over So Soon [New York Post]
VH1 Rockstar Series Now Casting [Reality Wanted]

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Shark Tank

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.