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Alanis Opens Up About Hitting 'Rock Bottom'

05/09/2008 at 06:20 PM EDT

Alanis Opens Up About Hitting 'Rock Bottom'
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Alanis Morissette says she's naturally optimistic – but battled hard times over the last few years when she hit "rock bottom."

"I took a break over the past two and half years. I was tending to my personal life," says the singer, who called off her engagement to longtime boyfriend Ryan Reynolds in 2007.

During that time, she says she hit "rock bottom" due to "a personal unraveling of significant relationships in my life." (Morissette did not comment about Reynolds's recent engagement to Scarlett Johansson.)

But the singer, 33, worked through the low period by writing songs for her upcoming album, Flavors of Entanglement, due June 10, and discovering more outlets for her emotions. She says that "everything from pounding pillows to sharing with intimate friends," helped her through the hard time. "The record chronicles the rock bottom finally being hit."

Still, she's hopeful about true love she says. "Oh yeah. My nature is always hope filled. It's more about values matching now. That's the foundation." Though she admits she is, "dating someone," she says she'd rather not reveal who it is – yet.

What the singer will reveal is that she's planning to tour North America this fall – but first she wants to catch one of the summer's most anticipated movies: Sex and the City. "I will definitely be going to see that movie," enthused Morissette, who once had a guest role on the HBO series. "I'm the girl that would torture a few of my guy friends and bring them."

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