Fans had noticed that the pair had been blanking one another on social media with Shepherd exchanging cryptic messages about her former boss.
“Things got rough for a while because Kim did not feel that Steph was doing the best job but the reality was that it had just become too big for her,” reveals the source.
“She was hired as a personal assistant not this marketing guru and the expectations were not realistic.
“The pair had tome apart and are now talking again – Steph is moving off in her own directions and Kim is pleased for her, deep down she knows that she was a loyal friend and the pair went through a lot over the years.”
RadarOnline.com previously reported that Kim, 37, had axed Steph, 30, last year after having worked closely with her for over five years.
The famous assistant then took some time off and went traveling to Thailand as she planned for the future.
Recently, she landed a modeling gig and is planning to launch her own jewelry line.
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