KANYE West has big plans for the $4.5M mansion he purchased across the street from the $60M estate he and Kim Kardashian once shared, starting with tearing it down.

The rapper paid well over asking price for the home.


A source confirmed to PEOPLE that Kanye bought the house in the hopes of staying close to his children amid his split from Kim.

The former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star filed for divorce in February.

According to the insider, Kanye won't be moving right into the mansion, however.

The source called the home, which was originally built in 1955, a "teardown," saying: "Kanye's new house is a teardown. He only bought it for the location. It's near Kim and the kids. He has a vision for the house and plans on starting construction ASAP.

"It will be family-friends. He wants to be able to have the kids over as much as possible. Living only in Malibu was making visits more tricky for Kanye."

Another source close to the Chicago native said: "When he realize he could buy the house and be near his family he jumped at the idea. He wants to be close by for the kids."

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Kim and Kanye have four children together: North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.

Kim hasn't commented publicly on her new neighbor, but did share a cryptic quote amid his many public pleas for them to get back together.

BRAVE

Kim posted the quote on her Instagram Story, revealing that it was sent to her by mom Kris Jenner.

The post read in part: "Some of the best advice I ever got was when I was in my early twenties, from a woman who was in her sixties. She said:

"'A woman who lives well is a woman who is brave enough to change her course when/if she realizes she is headed in a direction that she doesn't want to go or doesn't need to go.'

"I've heeded this advice over and over again.

"Sis,you don't have to wait until the new year to course correct. Don't worry abut what 'they' will think or say when you take a step back after realizing…this ain't it."

Kim added: "My mom sent this to me and I love it."

The post came after it was reported that Kanye purchased the home and amid several public pleas from him to get back together.

Kim hasn't responded, but filed to become legally single and remove his last name from hers after he declared his love during a concert.

The KKW Beauty founder has moved on with Pete Davidson, of Saturday Night Live fame.

BUDDING ROMANCE

The Staten Island native is the first man Kim has been linked to since she filed for divorce.

The pair locked lips during an October SNL skit and made their romance official in November.

They were spotted together at Knott's Scary Farm in California and then went k in Staten Island and Manhattan shortly after.

The duo was recently spotted together at a Staten Island movie theater.

They were joined by Scott Disick and others.

The group also enjoyed dinner at a local restaurant.

Pete was invited to Kris' annual Christmas Eve bash, but missed out.

Kanye was also reportedly invited.

The party was scaled back amid a Covid surge nationwide.



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