KANYE West refused to “give up without a fight” to win his ex Kim Kardashian back while the reality star is insisting that the marriage can’t be saved.
Kim filed to become legally single from the rapper and to drop West from her last name after he “embarrassed” her onstage by begging her to take him back.
The 44-year-old hitmaker is still not giving up hope on saving their marriage, despite his repeated public pleas to the model.
A source close to Kanye told PEOPLE that his wife and kids are “important” to the Chicago native, adding that he’s a “family man at heart [whose] love and commitment” to his family “will never change.”
The former couple share four children together: North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.
“He’s not giving up without a fight. Kim is the mother of his children and he’s not going to just let that go,” revealed the insider.
“No matter if they’re husband and wife, they’ll always support each other. Her recent filing or any filing for that matter doesn’t mean he’s going to stop fighting to win her back.”
Earlier this year, Kim, 41, began to file divorce from Kanye, but the two still aren’t officially single yet.
However, Kim has been eager to move the process along, especially after Kanye’s public declaration to her at his Los Angeles benefit concert with Drake last week.
While performing the hit song Runaway, Ye repeatedly rapped: “I need you to run right back to me” before adding: “More specifically, Kimberly.”
Just hours later on Friday, Kim filed court documents to become officially single – which is now awaiting approval from a judge.
The legal papers show the SKIMS founder requested the judge separate issues of child custody and property from her marital status, so custody and estate hearings will likely continue on for months.
But Kim wants to be legally considered a single woman, and to add insult to injury, the mom-of-four asked that “West” be dropped from her name.
A source exclusively told The Sun that the timing was not coincidental.
“Kim is furious with Kanye,” a source exclusively told The Sun. “She’s asked him not to talk about them in public – but he keeps on doing it.”
“She’s made a very clear statement to him by filing for legal single status.”
The source added that Kanye’s public gestures may not be coming from the right place, which is partly why she made this swift legal action.
“He hasn’t been seriously begging for her back. He just doesn’t want her to move on. She feels like he thinks he owns her, so she wants to make it abundantly clear … what she won’t tolerate any more.”
“They have both moved on, and for her, there is no going back. She’s much happier now.”
The source continued to tell us that Kim’s motivations weren’t related to new squeeze Pete Davidson.
“This has nothing to do with Pete, it’s about his [Kanye’s] own behavior and how she’s cutting ties.”
Amidst her name change, Kim took to TikTok to show off her ornaments and extravagantly decorated living room inside her $60M mansion she won from Kanye amid their divorce settlement.
The TikTok included elves, ornaments, and sparkling lights, and yes, Kanye’s name embroidered onto the first stocking hung up on the mantle.