Thirty-seven-year-old Kim Kardashian, apart from expecting a baby in January via surrogate, has a lot going on right now in terms of work. Kim has alos lost her executive assistant Stephanie Shepherd. Stephanie was her assistant since 2013, and she was promoted to chief operating officer of Kim Kardashian Brands earlier this year. The promotion didn’t stick as the two ended their professional relationship recently.
According to US Weekly, the duo ‘are no longer working together.’ The magazine’s insider noted that ‘there’s no bad blood’ between Kim and Stephanie, simply that ‘they just agreed their working relationship was no longer working.’
The duo went their separate ways a few weeks ago. The source added that even though they don’t work together, Stephanie attended Kim’s birthday dinner in October. She also attended Kendall’s birthday party this month. However, Stephanie didn’t attend Kim’s baby shower party.
Interestingly, US Weekly claims that ‘it’s been a downward spiral’ since May, after Stephanie was interviewed by Refinery29 about her job and working for Kim.
Other things happened that might have triggered their ‘separation’, as US Weekly reports. During an October episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kourtney spoke to Kim about Stephanie. The assistant had revealed that she felt unfulfilled with her career to Kourtney. Kourtney told Kim she wanted to give her a heads up about the situation: ‘She feels, like, maybe she’s in a place in life where she’s unfulfilled, job-wise.’
Kourtney and Stephanie are actually pretty close.
They often go out together and call each other ‘wifey’ on social media.
Kim thought this comment by Stephanie was ‘inappropriate’.
The KKW Fragrance founder said during the KUWTK episode: ‘I do think it’s, like, inappropriate for her to talk to you and not to me.’
She added: ‘I mean, don’t you think that’s just, like, a little bit unprofessional? That’s like a convo she should have with me.’
Then Kim started questioning Kourtney’s relationship with Stephanie. Kim asked Kourtney: ‘Do you find it weird that you’re like “wifey” with my assistant?’
What do you think about it?
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