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Kim Kardashian Fires Her Longtime Assistant — What Happened Between the Two?

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Say it ain't so! After four years, two births, and tons of business endeavors, Kim Kardashian and her longtime assistant, Stephanie Shepard, have parted ways. You see, it appears as though the two just weren't jiving professionally anymore, so the Keeping Up with the Kardashians TV star decided it was best to let her go. So what went wrong? Well, it might have something to do with the fact the Stephanie had taken on a new role in Kim's business that probably wasn't the right fit for her.

“Kim made a decision to let Stephanie go. 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,” a source told People. “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.”

Happy Birthday @steph_shep I LOVE YOU!

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Kim and Stephanie are no longer on speaking terms, either. “She’s still friendly with the other sisters but she and Kim aren’t really speaking,” the source added. How sad!? We're going to assume that Stephanie did not want to revert back to her PA role now that she had opened her eyes to the possibility of more. Also, in the years that she's been Kim's right-hand woman, she's made a name for herself.

However, another source close to the family told Us Weekly that there are no hard feelings between the two. “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.”

HBD KEN 🎂

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Stephanie also wished Kim a happy birthday on Instagram.

HBD KIMBERLY 💕💕👸🏻 LYLAS

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So now that Stephanie is out, who will replace her as Kim's go-to!? It remains unknown whether or not that coveted position is still available, however, it's safe to say that anyone (myself included) would jump at the opportunity. Let's just take a second to imagine being Kim's assistant? We would not only be friends with her entire family but hello — VACATIONS! What a dream…

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