KIM Kardashian appears to be ready for a fresh start in 2018.
Page Six has learned that the reality superstar dropped Stephanie Shepherd, the Chief Operating Officer of her company Kardashian West Brands within the past month.
Shepherd - who once said she would "truly take a bullet for her [Kim] - was jettisoned after their relationship turned sour. One source close to Kardashian told Page Six that the pair "grew apart."
In the day-in-the-life-style piece, Shepherd revealed intimate details about the reality star and her husband's life, including that Shepherd "did all [Kardashian's] laundry" and discussed the horrific Paris gunpoint robbery that Kardashian endured in October 2016 with the site, saying that Shepherd bought pepper spray after the attack.
Shepherd became Kardashian's executive assistant in 2013 and her role grew to include managing Kim Kardashian-branded products, including her emoji collection, Kimoji, and associated merchandise.
Shepherd also appeared in E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians in a characteristically unmemorable episode in which Kardashian worries that Shepherd has become too socially close to her sister Kourtney Kardashian. (Spoiler alert: She had.)
Meanwhile, there have been rumours buzzing online that Kim had also fired her longtime publicist Ina Treciokas - who has been tirelessly repping the drama magnet since 2013 - in favour of a "more political" flack (Kim/Kanye 2020, anyone?).
Treciokas told us, "That is false. I still work with Kim and other members of the family. There are no changes - only an addition. A publicity firm has been added to the team to handle KKW (Kim Kardashian West's) beauty and fragrance lines."