Nicole Murphy

*In a new cover feature for Bombshell by Bleu magazine, Nicole Murphy does what she does best; flaunt her killer body and discuss her love life.

Eddie Murphy’s ex tells the publication that she’s single, she also questions the taboo dating of older women and younger men, and she sets straight rumors about her and Nick Cannon.

“We’re just friends. He’s a good guy but we’re just good friends,” she said of Nick. “I see him, we say hi, we hang out. We grab something to eat, but that’s about it.”

Despite being the object of desire for many men, Nicole says she’s currently single and “focusing on me.”

“I’m currently single, focusing on me. I get asked out a lot but I think when the right one comes along, it will be different. I’ve been in relationships for quite a long time, so it’s nice to be single and do whatever I want,” Murphy said.

When asked about the prospect of dating younger men, Nicole said women should not feel ashamed about wanting a young stallion to rock their world.

“I don’t see not one thing wrong with [it]. I really look at it and I think it’s messed up that we have this stereotype that it is wrong for an older woman to date a young man,” she said. “Why are older men dating younger woman but no one says anything about it? Why can’t we get our freak on just like them? It’s time for people to stop making it like a bad thing. If they have a connection let them be happy and do them. When I see it I’m like good for you.”

Although her engagement with Michael Strahan ended, Nicole confessed that she’s open to marrying again.

“I’m not closed-minded to it. Maybe, I wouldn’t mind one day but I’m in no rush. If it happens it happens but I’m not looking for it,” Murphy said.

Murphy, an entrepreneur, has her own line of beauty products, Softt Beauty + Skincare by Nicole Murphy, and wine brand, Destiny Moscato. The beauty is also readying her own fitness DVD.

“I’m a mom and my number one priority is my children, but I also have to take time for me, so I have to love me just as much as I love my babies,” she told the magazine. “I make sure that I take the time out, an hour a day, to hit the gym, stay fit and also eat healthy. I do have my moments where I do eat badly, but the majority of the time, I do eat healthy. I have it set up where Eddie, my ex-husband, has my kids for a week and I have them for a week. So when he has them, I have time to work on my career and me.”