Kanye West is reportedly coming to terms with the effects his recent public outbursts have had on his family.
A source tells PEOPLE that the rapper, 43, “seems much more relaxed and chilled out for the past couple of days” after his alarming posts on Twitter. However, the source says the father of four has “regrets about sharing such private details” about his wife, 39, at his first campaign rally in South Carolina.
“He definitely understands that he upset Kim,” says the source. “He feels very bad about it. It’s obvious that he still loves Kim.”
Last Sunday, West revealed that he and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star considered getting an abortion after she found out she was pregnant with their daughter North in 2012.
“Kim is shocked that Kanye spoke about North at the rally,” a source told PEOPLE last week. “She is furious that he shared something so private.“
Following the rally, West unleashed a series of tweets, including since-deleted claims about himself and his family. He tweeted allegations that Kim and her mom, Kris Jenner, had tried to “lock” him up. And the next day, he claimed that he had been considering divorcing his wife.
On Wednesday, the mother of four released a statement about her husband’s mental health, asking fans for “compassion” during this difficult time.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder,” she began. “Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”
Kardashian West called her husband “a brilliant but complicated person,” noting how his experience has been shaped by the death of his mother Donda and his diagnosis.
Is divorce in the cards for Kim and Kanye? Only time will tell….