Still, a second source said the reality star is “open to having a second home base there.”
“Kim feels her whole life is in L.A., and she isn’t ready to make drastic changes and move across the country,” the second insider said. “The plan is to travel there back and forth often, but not be permanent residents. Kanye is planning on spending more time in Chicago than Kim. This has been a long time coming for Kanye, and Kim is trying to be compromise and be a good partner. They have just started the process of looking into buying something.”
It’s no surprise Kanye has an attachment to the city. The rapper grew up there and even named his youngest daughter, Chicago West, after his hometown. However, his wife calls her “Chi” for short.
“[Chicago] is a place that made him, a place that he remembers his family from,” Kim said during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. “He really wanted his mother’s name. I love that name, too. I just wasn’t sure if it’s so much to live up to.”
The proud mama also said she thought the name was “cool and different.”