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The 44-year-old rapper wants to be close to his ex and mainly his children …

Kanye West no longer lives with Kim Kardashian, but wants to stay close to her and her children, which is why the 44-year-old rapper just bought a house in Hidden Hills, California, right across the street from the one he shared with his ex-wife.

The Grammy winner bought the house earlier this month for $ 4.5 million, $ 421,000 more than the original price.

Although Kim and Kanye separated in February, they have yet to enter separation papers in court, even though Kim asked a judge to be declared officially single while she awaits the finalization of her divorce.

The businesswoman and the singer are no longer in a romantic relationship, but they still plan to be co-parents of their children while they define the details of their divorce.

“[Kim] wants Kanye to be a big part of children’s lives,” a source told Us Weekly magazine earlier this month.

“[He] will be invited to all family parties and celebrations.”