A day can’t go by without a headline about the clan Kardashian, can it? Whether it is something they did, bought or said they are always present in the media. Constantly. However, this time is not about their actions, but rather about Kim Kardashian’s former assistant, Stephanie Shepherd.
The 37-year-old reality television star and former Cleveland Cavaliers cheerleader Stephanie Shepherd were friends before Shephard was hired as Kim’s personal assistant in 2013. Stephanie who you might recognize from Keeping Up With the Kardashians was later promoted from that position to COO of Kardashian West Brands, before she was let go earlier this month, according to INSIDER. Now, it seems like she is becoming a celebrity in her own right.
Her Instagram account @steph_shep has 946k followers to date. In the past, Shepherd has often been seen attending events and photographed while on holiday together with Kim, but now it seems like there is bad blood between the two former BFF’s.
Stephanie was let go from her much-coveted position of Chief Operating Officer of the Kardashian West Brands. According to one source, who spoke to People magazine, the working relationship between the two former friends “just didn’t work.”
“Kim made a decision to let Stephanie go,” the source disclosed for People: “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.”
The source has disclosed that Stephanie is still hanging out with the rest of the family while “she and Kim aren’t really speaking.”
Another source who also spoke to People revealed that Kim has ended the collaboration because the relationship has become too friendly instead of professional:
“Steph was very friendly with Kim’s family — she was almost part of the family.”
“Kim needed an assistant where the relationship is more professional,” the source continued.
“It’s very difficult to work with friends, so Kim decided to hire someone else. The bottom line is that Steph was hired as an assistant, and Kim wanted to keep it like that. They are not friends now.”
However, it seems like the there are still issues between the two, especially on Stephanie’s side. The Ontario, Ohio native who moved to Los Angeles when she was 19 recently shared the following image on her Instagram account:
Credit: Stephanie Shepherd Instagram
“Self-care isn’t always lush bath bombs & $20 face masks. Sometimes, it’s going to bed @ 8 pm or letting go of a bad friend. Its forgiving yourself for not meeting your impossible standards & understanding you are worth it. Self-care isn’t always luxury but a mean for survival.”
“Letting go of a bad friend” and “not meeting your impossible personal standards” both sound pretty ominous. It now remains to be seen if Kim will strike back.