Kanye West is still hoping to make his marriage work with Kim Kardashian, despite Kim telling the court she wishes to be declared legally single.
A source close to the rapper tells PEOPLE that family and marriage are “important” to West, and that he’s a “family man at heart [whose] love and commitment” to his ex and kids “will never change
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,” the source says. “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.
Kardashian, 41, filed for divorce from the Donda rapper in February after nearly seven years of marriage and four children (North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 3 ½, and Psalm, 2½).
Last week, the SKIMS founder — who has been dating comedian Pete Davidson since October — filed court documents requesting she be declared legally single. Kardashian asked the court to separate issues of child custody and property from her marital status, and also requested that her maiden name be restored.
In the documents, which were obtained by PEOPLE, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum said their marriage “has irremediably broken down,” and that “there is no possibility of saving the marriage through counselling or other means.”
Kanye needs to give it a rest.