Entertainment Music Country Inside Blake Shelton's Single Life: 'Voice' Coach Is 'Taking Time for Himself Right Now' "He's putting energy into his music and his health," says a Shelton friend By Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 23, 2015 08:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Blake Shelton may be single, but he’s not quite ready yet to mingle. After announcing his split from Miranda Lambert after nine years together, The Voice coach has been focusing on the show, his music and himself, sources tell PEOPLE. “He’s putting energy into his music and his health,” says one friend. “He is still the person making everyone laugh. He’s always upbeat.” The star – who’s been looking noticeably slimmer – has also still been spending time on his beloved Tishomingo, Oklahoma ranch (which he shared with Lambert during their marriage) when he can. “Obviously Miranda isn’t there any more, but he still has a love for his ranch and his animals,” says the friend. “When he has time, he spends it there.” In late August, the country singer also set aside a few days for some fun with his friends. With a group of guys, Shelton headed to Cancun where he relaxed and partied at the ME Melia resort. “Blake had a fun weekend and enjoyed his single life,” says a hotel source. “He had fun with girls and seemed to enjoy the attention.” Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Split: Inside Their Small-Town Life For now, though, sources say Shelton’s not ready to date and is “focusing on himself.” “I think he’s open to another relationship in the future, but just not now,” says the friend. “He’s friendly with everyone, but he’s not carrying on with women. He’s taking time for himself right now.” Adds another insider about the prospects of another relationship: “Certainly no time soon. He just got divorced, so he’s not thinking about that.” For more on Blake Shelton’s life now, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.