Kim Kardashian's former assistant posts savage Instagram message after being fired

Another day, another Kim Kardashian headline. However, this time it is not the actions of the reality star that have grabbed the attention of the media, but the shade thrown at her by her former assistant.

Stephanie Shepherd had been friends with Kim Kardashian for a number of years before she began working as her assistant in 2013. The pair had often been seen attending events and had been photographed while on holiday together, but if Stephanie's most recent Instagram story is anything to go by, it seems that there is bad blood between the two former BFF's.

Stephanie was recently let go from her much-coveted position of COO of the Kardashian West Brands. According to a source, who spoke to PEOPLE magazine, the working relationship between the two women "just didn't work."

"Kim made a decision to let Stephanie go," the source said. "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." 

The source remarks that while Stephanie has remained friends with the rest of the Kardashian family, "she and Kim aren't really speaking."

Another source close to the star and her assistant said that Kim had dropped her Stephanie due to the relationship being too friendly, rather than being on a strictly professional level.

"Steph was very friendly with Kim’s family — she was almost part of the family," the source said.

"Kim needed an assistant where the relationship is more professional," the source continued.

"It’s very difficult to work with friends, so Kim decided to hire someone else. The bottom line is that Steph was hired as an assistant, and Kim wanted to keep it like that. They are not friends now."

Despite the two parting ways a few weeks ago, it seems like the there is still sour feelings between them, particular on Stephanie's side. Taking to her Instagram account, the former assistant posted a story saying:

Stephanie instagram story Credit: Stephanie Shepherd Instagram

"Self care isnt always lush bath bombs & $20 face masks. Sometimes, it's going to bed @ 8pm or letting go of a bad friend. Its forgiving yourself for not meeting your impossible standards & understanding you are worth it. Self care isnt always luxury but a mean for survival."

"Letting go of a bad friend", "not meeting your impossible personal standards" - I think it's fair to say that there's definitely some shade being thrown in the direction of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star.

It remains to be seen if Kim will return the jabs back Stephanie's way, but given that she is expecting her third child (via a surrogate) and launching a new perfume range, I'm sure she's got bigger fish to fry.