updated 12/17/2008 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/17/2008 AT 7:30 AM ET
“I’m not really looking for any kind of guy now,” she told PEOPLE Monday night at the premiere of her new film, The Wrestler. “I just got a new boy cat. He’s the only man in my life right now.”
What’s his name? “Nicodemus, after the king of the rats in the Secret of NIMH,” said the actress (who recently denied rumors linking her to costar Mickey Rourke). A cat named after the King of the Rats. He’s all I need right now.”
Wood also had nothing but kind words for her rocker ex – and says she has no regrets about the relationship.
“I’ve learned so much about myself and even had deal with the outside world,” she added. “I’m just so much stronger. … I’m ready for the next chapter.”