08/06/2013 03:33 pm ET

Toni Braxton: Divorce Made Me 'A Little Sad'


Toni Braxton may be ready to hit the dating scene now that her divorce from musician Keri Lewis has been finalized.

The singer recently told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she is ready to embrace her newly single status.

“I’m looking forward to new possibilities, from men to money to music," she said. "Maybe I should have a scandal!”

And although she does have her sights set on dating again, don't expect to see Braxton on the arm of a much younger man. The 45-year-old is much more interested in men her own age.

“I don’t want to be a cougar,” she said. “A guy in his late 40s or 50s is probably in my alley.”

Braxton also confessed that the divorce made her “a little sad at first,” but that she is at peace with her decision and focused on raising her two sons, Denim and Diezel, with her ex, whom she married in 2001.

“I was in that relationship a long time. But now I’m, like: It’s the best decision," she said. "We raise our kids together. We’re great friends."

This is not the first time Braxton has spoken out about her ex. In 2011, before the divorce was finalized, she told Essence magazine that she still finds her ex attractive.

"He’s a great dad, a great friend, very sexy, we’re doing good," she said. "It’s difficult to talk about it though."

Braxton isn't the first celebrity to speak out about co-parenting with an ex. Click through the slideshow below to see 13 others.

Celebrity Co-Parents

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