Kim Kardashian’s former assistant reveals why she got fired

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In a recent podcast appearance on “The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast,” Stephanie Shepherd, also known as “Steph Shep,” looked back on the time when Kim Kardashian fired her as her assistant in 2017. Shepherd shared her perspective on the situation and the evolution of their friendship.

Shepherd, now 34, described the firing as an emotional moment for both herself and Kim Kardashian, emphasizing the strong friendship they shared. She clarified that it was an amicable separation, where they both shed tears. According to Shepherd, their friendship held immense importance for both of them.

Readiness to Move On


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Shepherd expressed her own readiness to “move on” from her role as Kardashian’s assistant. She revealed that she questioned whether there was more she could contribute to Kardashian’s life and career. It was a pivotal moment when she felt that she needed to explore other opportunities.

Supportive Transition

In Shepherd’s account, Kim Kardashian was supportive of her decision. She claimed that Kardashian recognized Shepherd’s desire for personal and professional growth. According to Shepherd, Kardashian told her, “You need something more. You have this thing, pursue that. I’ll support you, whatever you need.” Shepherd described this transition as “the most beautiful uncoupling.”

Professional History and Continued Friendship

Stephanie Shepherd began her professional journey with Kim Kardashian in 2013, but they parted ways professionally in the fall of 2017. At the time, it was reported that the decision was made due to Shepherd’s desire to transition into a larger role within Kim’s businesses, a transition that didn’t materialize. Shepherd had previously been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Kardashian West Brands in 2016.

Despite the change in their professional relationship, Shepherd and Kardashian maintained a close friendship. Shepherd even made appearances on reality shows like “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and “The Kardashians,” which demonstrated the continued bond between them.

Learning from the Kardashians

Stephanie Shepherd acknowledged the Kardashian-Jenner family for teaching her everything she knows about the entertainment industry. She described the experience of working with them as an educational one, comparing it to graduate school. She learned various aspects of entrepreneurship in the entertainment business, such as communication with agents and editors, booking glam teams, and coordinating with photographers.