Kim Kardashian “No Longer Speaking” to Ex-Personal Assistant Steph Shepherd (UPDATE)
UPDAE (11/20/17 at 12:01 p.m. ET):
We guess Kim Kardashian has more bad blood than we thought.
After news broke that the KUWTK star has "parted ways" with Stephanie Shepherd, her personal assistant of four years, reports are surfacing that the breakup was anything but amicable.
Steph is still close with Kim's sisters, but she and her former boss "aren't really speaking," People reports.
As for why the professional relationship came to an end?
“Kim made a decision to let Stephanie go,” an insider tells the site.
“She was a good assistant but when Stephanie wanted to transition into a larger role with Kim’s brand and businesses, it just didn’t work. Kim gave her the chance but after a short period of time it became clear that Stephanie just didn’t have the knowledge to take on a role like that. Kim made an executive decision to part ways.”
Sources speculate the tension first began in May after Refinery29 published a tell-all interview with Steph, in which she revealed some intimate secrets about working for the Kardashian-West family.
Juicy! For more on this business breakup and what's next for Kim, keep reading!
Original story (11/18/17 at 11:11 a.m. ET):
Kim Kardashian has parted ways with her assistant.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has reportedly decided to professionally split from Stephanie Shepherd after four years together, but the pair still remain good friends.
A source told Us Weekly magazine, "They just agreed their working relationship was no longer working.
"Steph is still a part of Kim and her family's life — she went to Kim's birthday dinner and Kendall's birthday party.
"There isn't bad blood there. They still hang out and are friends, but they have gone their separate ways and are not working together anymore."
Another source told the magazine that Kim let Stephanie go a few weeks ago because “it’s been a downward spiral” ever since she was profiled by Refinery29 earlier this year.
“Other stuff happened on top of that that left a bad taste in Kim’s mouth,” the source adds.
Stephanie was in Paris with Kim when the 37-year-old reality television personality was robbed at gunpoint while she was alone in her hotel room, something which Stephanie described as "terrifying."
She said, '"It was terrifying. At the time, I had to hold it together and make sure everything was getting handled and that we could get Kim home as quickly and safely as possible, and obviously I can't even begin to imagine what she's gone through, what she's had to deal with.'"
Since the incident, security has been ramped up and Stephanie admits even staff like herself have become "more cautious."
She added, "We have alarms and security plans, and all that. Still, whenever I've had to stay home alone, I get a little scared.
"So I did get a couple of extra pepper sprays.''
And Stephanie insists the family's life isn't always as dramatic as it seems to be and praised Kim's husband Kanye West for being so funny.
She shared, "I think people would be surprised to know how funny Kanye is.
"I know everyone thinks he's so deep and serious, but he's also so funny, like he has me rolling laughing and sometimes I'm like, 'Is this inappropriate that I'm laughing so hard?'
"He has these one-liners, and he's just so unfiltered, he makes me laugh so hard.
"But he's also truly the hardest working man I've ever met."