Kim Kardashian set the record straight after the media got confused at her wishing ex-assistant Stephanie Shepard a happy birthday.
Stephanie came onto Kardashian’s team in 2013 before North West was born. In 2017, Shepard was promoted to COO of all Kardashian West brands, such as KKW Beauty and Kim’s fragrance line. During her time with the family, Shepard got particularly close to Kim’s sister Kourtney, and in an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the two argued about Shepard’s unprofessional behavior as well. Soon after, Shepard left Kim’s team over mutual differences.
For a while, Shepard disappeared off of Kim and Kourtney’s social medias, but the two seem to have reconciled recently. Both sisters not only wished Shepard a happy birthday, they were also present along with Khloe at Shepard’s birthday bash, where they packed 500 lunches for a homeless shelter in Los Angeles.
— Travis White (@TraveeWhite) September 15, 2018
A news site covering Kim’s birthday wish for Shepard wrote the headline, “Kim Kardashian sends former nemesis Stephanie Shepard birthday wishes.” Replying to the article, Kardashian wrote, “Please stop with this fake narrative. She was NEVER my nemesis. We simply stopped working together but we have always remained super close friends.”
Since leaving Kardashian’s team, Shepard has been working as a model and a social activist.