Gospel Rap Artiste, Kanye West and Reality Star, Kim Kardashian File for Divorce, Say Kids are their Priority  Amidst Divorce Proceeding

Reality star, Kim Kardashian, 40, filed for divorce from 43-year-old rapper Kanye West in February after nearly seven years of marriage. Amid their split, the pair are continuing to prioritise the well-being of their four kids: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3 and Psalm, who turns 2 next month.

“Kim and Kanye are getting along,” the source tells PEOPLE. “They have both stayed true to their commitment to make the best situation for the kids.”

“Kim is very happy that they have managed to keep things calm. She thinks Kanye is a good dad,” the insider continues. “She wants him to be able to spend as much time with the kids as he wants.”

The source adds that Kim seems happier since the split, which came after a tumultuous period for the pair.

“For every week that goes by since she filed for divorce, Kim seems happier,” the source says. “She knows that filing for divorce was the right decision. The kids are doing as good as she could hope.”

West is requesting joint legal and physical custody of their children, according to a legal response filed by his attorney earlier this month and obtained by PEOPLE last week.

Last week, Kris Jenner offered some advice to Kim about parenting during a divorce.

“I think the most important thing I learned through my experience, both of my experiences, is that the kids come first,” Kris, 65, said during a conversation with WSJ Magazine‘s The One (presented with Mytheresa).

Kris shares four kids with her late first husband Robert Kardashian (daughters Kim, Kourtney KardashianKhloé Kardashian and son Rob Kardashian) and two children with ex Caitlyn Jenner (daughters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner).

Kim Kardashian with her children
Kim Kardashian and her Kids | Photo Credit: Kim Kardashian/Instagram

“If you keep that in the front of your mind and know that they are going to get you through, the love is going to get you through, you know, no matter how much you’re hurting,” Kris continued. “I used to put everybody to bed, and then I would be upset or go to my room and cry myself to sleep. But I didn’t want to have a pity party in front of the kids.”

Since filing for divorce, Kim and the kids have continued to live in the Hidden Hills mansion she shared with West. A source previously told PEOPLE that that’s where the reality star plans on staying.

“They both agree that the less stress the kids experience, the better. Kanye loves his kids. He wants them to be happy,” the source said. “He doesn’t want to fight with Kim about anything.”

Kanye West is moving forward with his split from Kim Kardashian and has submitted a response to the divorce papers she filed two months ago.

According to a legal response filed by the rapper’s attorney on Friday and obtained by PEOPLE on Monday, West, 43, requests joint legal and physical custody of their children: daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, who will turn 2 in May.

West also asks for the court’s right to award spousal support for either person to be terminated, the filing says.

In the document, West’s counsel lists irreconcilable differences as the couple’s reason for divorce, though a date of separation is not given.

West and Kardashian, started dating in 2012 and tied the knot on May 24, 2014.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West | Photo Credit: Matt Baron/shutter stock

At the time Kim failed for divorce, sources told PEOPLE that neither the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star or West are contesting the prenup in place and they are nearing a settlement.

The split between West and Kardashian came after a tumultuous period for the pair, who appeared to be on the brink of divorce last summer before reconnecting and spending private time together with their children.

In January, however, multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that Kardashian had been working with high-profile divorce attorney Laura Wasser and planned to file for divorce. “They are just not on the same page when it comes to their future as a family,” one insider said at the time. “And Kim is okay with it.”

Amid the divorce, Kardashian has continued to live in the $60 million Hidden Hills mansion she shared with West, while the Yeezy designer has been back and forth between L.A. and his ranch in Wyoming.

“Kim plans on staying at the Hidden Hills house with the kids. This is their home and Kim doesn’t want to move right now at least,” one insider previously told PEOPLE.  

A source close to West previously told PEOPLE that the 22-time Grammy winer “isn’t happy,” but “resigned to reality” after Kardashian filed for divorce.

“He knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier,” the source said at the time. “This is a somber day for him.” Both Kanye and Kim have made it a priority to keep the kids out of the complexities of a divorce proceeding and give them the best life they could possibly ask for.