Kim Kardashian sensationally fires long-term assistant Stephanie Shepherd

Looks like Kim Kardashian’s team is getting a bit of an overhaul, as she has reportedly fired her publicist, and also more shockingly, let her long-term assistant Stephanie Shepherd go too.

Stephanie Shepherd was more than just an assistant, as she also held the coveted position of COO of the company Kardashian West Brands.

But their relationship – which was regularly documented on Keeping up with the Kardashians – seemed to go a whole lot further, as the pair appeared to be more like BFFs as opposed to boss and employee, with Stephanie even declaring that she would take a bullet for Kim.

We wonder what’s prompted this sudden entourage overhaul?

“Kim made a decision to let Stephanie go,” a source close to the Kardashians told 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.”

Could it really be that simple?

Kim hired Stephanie shortly after the birth of North West back in 2013. Does she have someone extra special lined up to take care of North, Saint and the third little bundle of joy? 

Only time will tell! We can’t wait to see who will fill Stephanie Shepherd’s infamously large boots!