Kim Kardashian West is with out her longtime right-hand woman.
The 37-year-old actuality star has opted to professionally half methods with Stephanie Shepherd, her pal and badistant since 2013, a supply near the Kardashian household tells PEOPLE.
“Kim made a decision to let Stephanie go,” the insider says. “She was a good badistant 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 supply provides, “She’s still friendly with the other sisters but she and Kim aren’t really speaking.”
Stephanie Shepherd and Kim Kardashian
Source: Kim Kardashian/Instagram
Shepherd informed Refinery 29 earlier this 12 months that Kim, who will probably be welcoming her third youngster — one other woman! — with husband Kanye West through surrogate quickly, performed her interview makeup-free and in sweats. She started her place proper earlier than North West was born in June 2013.
“I was doing her whole schedule, doing her laundry, booking travel, putting the stroller together and all of these things. But I wasn’t nervous. I was just excited, always staying longer than I needed because I was trying to prove myself — and then North came early! I was a brand new badistant who had no idea what to do with a baby, but we all moved into Kris’ house, and she was the one who made it all feel okay and moved mountains for us,” Shepherd recalled to the outlet.
In a current episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim questioned Shepherd’s shut relationship together with her sister Kourtney Kardashian.
“Do you find it weird that you’re like ‘wifey’ with my badistant?” Kim requested, main Kourtney ask her sister, as a substitute, if it bothered her.
“Kind of,” Kim responded. “What if all of a sudden I became BFF with Megan? I think you would definitely be like, ‘That’s weird.’ ”
Kourtney, 38, additionally revealed that Shepherd confided in her about her job throughout their night time out.
“Just a heads up, we were talking and she was saying that she didn’t know what she wanted to do in life,” the eldest Kardashian sister shared. “She feels, like, maybe she’s in a place in life where she’s unfulfilled, job-wise.”
She added, “I feel like she’s just looking to, like, evolve.”
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Although she was visibly shocked, Kim agreed that Shepherd had taken a step again in duties comparable to styling. However, she stated she has been given different alternatives, like serving to to run the truth star’s Kimoji app.
“But I do think it’s like inappropriate for her to talk to you and not to me,” Kim stated. “I mean don’t you think that’s like a little bit unprofessional?”
“Kourtney and I weren’t really close at all when I first started working, I don’t think she really liked me at first to be honest!” Shepherd confessed throughout her Refinery 29 profile. “When we were doing that world tour of Miami and Iceland and all those places, with so much travel time, we bonded. Now we talk all the time and we’ll go to dinner, or I’ll spend the night at her house. People always think we’re either bads, because we’re always together or holding hands, or that I am Kourtney, I guess because we look alike and have a similar style.”