Alanis Morissette is not only happy and in love, now she's officially engaged.
The 30-year-old singer broke the news about her engagement to actor Ryan Reynolds to her mother last Thursday. The couple have dated for more than two years and Ms. Morissette's joy about finally finding the right partner is reflected in her new CD, So Called Chaos, especially on the song, Knees Of My Bees, in which she wrote "ga-ga in love" about Mr. Reynolds.
"I was absolutely delighted when Alanis told me," Georgia Morissette confirmed yesterday to the Citizen. She lives in Ottawa with husband, Alan.
"I totally approve of Ryan, he's just a good guy."
She said she's met her daughter's fiance several times and she's always found him to be a sincere, genuine guy.
"He's got a very good heart."
The Vancouver-born Mr. Reynolds, the youngest son of a RCMP officer, attended Kwantlen University in Surrey, B.C., before getting into the movies. He has appeared in several films including National Lampoon's Van Wilder, The In-Laws and Foolproof, as well as a failed TV sitcom, Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place.
Mr. Reynolds is also smitten with Ms. Morissette and he's constantly been by her side ever since meeting the pop diva through her ex-boyfriend, actor Dash Mihok.
Ms. Morissette has had several well-publicized romances, but none have ever reached this stage.
The couple have been seen in Ottawa and were together earlier this year at the Juno Awards in Edmonton, where they sported rings as "symbols of their love, not of an impending marriage," they said in interviews.
As for her daughter's state of bliss, Ms. Morissette said she's never seen her so happy and committed to one person.
"Let's put it this way, it's the first time I've seen her this delighted in her life about somebody in her life. This is just the icing on the cake."
She could not say if the happy couple might be getting married soon, adding she's not aware of their wedding plans.
Ms. Morissette's manager in Los Angeles could not be reached yesterday for comment.
In the past, the couple have talked about their desire to adopt a child, an option Ms. Morissette has said she might prefer to giving birth.
"I would like to have children, though I'm not attached to having my own kid," she told a U.S. magazine recently. "I think that there's so many babies on this planet that don't have parents.
"Adoption is something I'll definitely be looking into. I take all my experiences into account when I consider having children."
Ms. Morissette begins a North American tour with the Barenaked Ladies July 13 in Cleveland and is expected to make a stop in mid-August in Toronto.
Well,this guy is very lucky.It's all I can say