What Happened To The Cast Of Rock Of Love?

At the height of its reality TV dating show era, the VH1 network produced some pretty classic dating game shows. Unlike "The Bachelor," which looks to find Mrs. Right for an eligible bachelor who wants to tie the knot, the network set out to cast some former entertainers as bachelors with super fans as potential interests. With the rise and popularity of "Flavor of Love," a dating show that featured the charismatic Flavor Flav — a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy — the network also gave the opportunity to a notable name in rock music. 

The chance went to Bret Michaels, the frontman of the '80s band Poison. The show was titled "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels," and it featured the rocker on a quest to find love. It ran for three seasons, and in the end, Michaels didn't maintain a long-term relationship with any of the three women that were chosen. But the iconic show did produce some good trash TV and several memorable cast members. Let's take a look at a few members and where they are today.

Bret Michaels

Obviously, most would like to know what happened to the man the show was about. Prior to the dating show, Michaels was known to many as a rock legend. Then he became a reality TV star. After the third and final season of "Rock of Love" aired in 2009, Michaels chose contestant and adult model Taya Parker as his new girlfriend. However, the pair didn't last. 

The following year, Michaels had a major health scare. In April 2010, the rocker suffered a brain hemorrhage that kept him hospitalized for nearly a month, per ABC News. Luckily, he fully recovered from his health scare and even did a sit-down interview with Oprah a few weeks after being released (via E! Online).

The father of two is no longer doing TV, but he's back at his craft. Michaels has several upcoming concert shows scheduled, according to his website. He is currently on tour for his "Bret Michaels Nothin' But a Good Vibe Summer Tour," which ends September 17.

Jes Rickleff

As the very first winner of the "Rock of Love" dating show, Jessica Rickleff is likely a memorable name to fans who watched from the beginning. Back in 2007, she was a 23-year-old Chicago-based cosmetologist. Even though the premise of the show meant that she'd be in a relationship with Michaels after, the couple's love affair was short-lived, per MTV News. Apparently, Rickleff went back to an old beau (via Reality TV World). Soon after, a second season of the show was announced, which meant that Rickleff and Michaels were definitely done for good, and he'd be moving on to find another girlfriend in a batch of 25 new women.

Rickleff and Michaels weren't together long, but in 2009, she appeared in his "E! True Hollywood Story" episode, per IMDb. Although she made her television debut with two-toned pink and blond hair, she's apparently ditched the rosy locks for a simple blond look, via TMZ.

Ambre Lake

In the second installment of "Rock of Love," actress Ambre Lake came out as the winner of the season. However, that coupling, too, did not last. The 37-year-old and the rocker shortly split after the show's final episode aired. The two just couldn't find a common ground with their schedules, reported People Magazine

After going their separate ways, VH1 gave Michaels another opportunity to find love by renewing the show for a third season. He told People Magazine that he was still in love with Lake, even though he went on with filming the show. Lake would later share that she believed that Michaels loved his occasional relationship with his girlfriend and mother of his two daughters, Kristi Gibson (via Celeb Buzz).

Like Rickleff, Lake also made an appearance in Michaels' "E! True Hollywood Story" episode, per IMDb. Even though she had an acting career prior to doing reality TV, Lake, who is now 50 years old, hasn't done much acting since 2008. Yet, according to IMDb, she currently has a small role in an upcoming project.

Megan Hauserman

While she didn't win any of the seasons, Megan Hauserman was one of the standout cast members in Season 2 of "Rock of Love." The bikini-clad Florida native made it to the final five contestants, but was eliminated shortly after. She went on to do several more VH1 reality TV shows, such as "Rock of Love: Charm School," and "I Love Money" — in the latter, she particularly continued to show her standout personality. It was likely her personality that encouraged the network to offer Hauserman a show titled "Megan Wants a Millionaire" in 2009. The series followed her searching for a man who wanted a trophy wife. The show could've propelled her reality TV career, but it was quickly canceled after a contestant was involved in a murder, per Entertainment Weekly.

The following year, she talked about her fears of coming close to a murderer (via People Magazine). She did one other series, but her reality career seemingly came to a halt in 2010, per IMDb.

Today, Hauserman is a wife and mother, who found a "millionaire" to marry, per an interview posted on YouTube. She's also active on her personal Instagram page, mostly posting photos of herself and her son.

Daisy de la Hoya

She was another notable member from the "Rock of Love" cast. Daisy de la Hoya debuted on Season 2 and was actually in the final two contestants alongside Ambre Lake. Obviously, she lost, but as a star of the season, VH1 gave her a spinoff dating show called "Daisy of Love." Yet, it only had one season (via IMDb). She didn't stay with the guy she chose and ended up in a relationship with '80s kid actor, Corey Haim (via NBC Chicago). The two were dating around the time of his death in 2010.

De la Hoya did several other reality shows after the series ended, and even some acting. In 2016, she revealed she was sober after abusing drugs since her reality TV stint (via VH1 News). More recently, de la Hoya is seemingly leading a private life and has left the long blond locks for darker hair. She is also active on social media, but has set both her personal Twitter and Instagram pages to private. According to IMDb, de la Hoya is currently filming a new movie this year.