Don't believe everything you hear.
It's literally been over two years since Kim Kardashian and her assistant Stephanie Shepherd parted ways and yet the internet still can't stop speculating about the demise of their working relationship. Time and time again, the pair have made public statements expressing nothing but well wishes for one another, but the rumor mill continues to churn on.
The latest point of interest for the gossipers is Kim and Steph's reunion at Kourtney Kardashian's Poosh holiday party. One Kardashian fan account shared a screenshot of Kim's video with Shep, to which someone responded, "It was really awkward."
And, according to Us Weekly, Steph was not here for the commentary on their reunion. "OMG SO AWKWARD. LET'S PASS MORE JUDGEMENT ON PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. TELL ME MORE!" Shepherd retorted in a since-deleted reply.
Kim herself has yet to respond to the drama.
For the most part, the two women have said all that needs to be said about the end of their working relationship.
Last year, Kim and Steph reiterated the fact that she has absolutely no beef with her former assistant. "You guys, we've never had a feud," Kim explained. "She wanted to go in a different direction. I respect that. I love giving that encouragement to whoever I'm working with. People just took it—just because people stop working together doesn't mean that they're feuding and stop being friends."
Steph's comments on the matter echoed Kim's too. She insisted they "never even stopped talking."
After all, as Kim and Steph have said themselves, Steph's decision to quit was purely professional. Need proof? There was an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians in which Kourtney told Kim Steph felt "unfulfilled" by her job, which ultimately inspired Steph to leave to work on other projects she was passionate about.
It looks like this case is closed.