After news broke that the KUWTK star has “parted ways” with Stephanie Shepherd, her personal assistant of four years, reports are surfacing that the breakup was anything but amicable.

Stephanie Shepherd first became Kim Kardsahian West’s assistant in 2013

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has reportedly decided to professionally split from Stephanie Shepherd after four years together.

Years before Shepherd met Kim

Years before Shepherd met Kim, she got her start dancing for the Cleveland Cavaliers when she was 18. “I don’t know what’s most embarrassing about this pic,” she wrote alongside an Instagram throwback photo of her in her uniform.

Before she met Kim

Before she met Kim, she worked as an assistant for a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.

Other stuff happened on top of that that left a bad taste in Kim’s mouth, the source adds.

Stephanie was in Paris with Kim when the 37-year-old reality television personality was robbed at gunpoint while she was alone in her hotel room, something which Stephanie described as “terrifying.”

This isn’t the first time there’s been drama regarding Shepherd’s employment

In a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney Kardashian told Kim, 37, that Shepherd — who eventually became COO of Kardashian West Brands — wasn’t feeling fulfilled working for her.

Still close with Kim’s sisters

Steph is still close with Kim’s sisters, but she and her former boss “aren’t really speaking,” People reports.

As for why the professional relationship came to an end?

Kim 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.”

Sources speculate…

Sources speculate the tension first began in May after Refinery29 published a tell-all interview with Steph, in which she revealed some intimate secrets about working for the Kardashian-West family.