Stephanie Shepherd may have some bad blood against former-boss Kim Kardashian, 37, but she sure isn't showing he distress in recent steamy photos from her Miami getaway! Is that a Kardashian booty we see?
The Cleveland native recently posted a cryptic message on her Instagram stories following her dismissal.
"Self care isn't always Lush bath bombs & $20 face masks. Sometimes, it's going to bed @ 8PM or letting go of a bad friend. It's forgiving yourself for not meeting your impossible standards & understanding you are worth it. Self care isn't always a luxury but a means for survival," she wrote – prompting fans to believe she may have been throwing shade at Kim.
As Radar readers know, Steph was more than just Kim K's executive assistant, she was also BFFs with Kourtney Kardashian and her famous crew, and was often spotted out with the Kardashian clan while on family vacations and ritzy club nights.
Kim spoke to Kourtney about her friendship with Stephanie during an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, saying their closeness made her uncomfortable. Kourtney, 38, didn't respond to her sister's awkward comment, but she did tell her that Steph was feeling "unfulfilled, job-wise."
After working with Kim for about four years, Stephanie got promoted to become the COO of the Kardashian and West brands. According to a family insider, however, she could not handle the responsibility.
"Kim made a decision to let Stephanie go," the source told PEOPLE late this November. "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 also claimed that while Steph is "still friendly" with Kourtney and "the other sisters… she and Kim aren't really speaking."
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