Who is Steph Shep? 11 things you didn’t know about Kim Kardashian’s personal assistant

Kim Kardashian West attracts glamour in every aspect of her life, and that includes her personal assistant. We found out all you need to know about the super-cool Steph Shep.

With a boss like Kim Kardashian, is it any surprise that her former personal assistant Stephanie Shepherd is so cool?

We found out all you need to know about the former Kardashian kool-girl working behind the scenes.

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1. She’s filmed footage for episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Kim revealed that when she was in Paris for Fashion Week in October last year, Steph had been on hand to film much of the trip.

The footage was later used in the most recent series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians as the regular film crew were not around.

In fact much of the footage for the episode centred around the ill-fated trip to Paris and Kim’s experience after the robbery was caught by Steph on a little camera as well as Kanye West’s documentary team.

She also filmed the Kim and Kanye’s wedding for the series.

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2. She’s as good behind the camera as she is in front of it


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Is it really much of a shock when she works for the selfie queen of the world?

When Kim re-launched her website and app, Steph was credited as the photographer of all the behind-the-scenes Polaroids.

 Speaking at a panel for the launch of the app she said: “I've done a lot of photo shoots just for the site, just for the app. And behind-the-scenes footage.

“I’ve spent the last two years with my assistant, Stephanie, running around taking video, waking up at six in the morning in Thailand just to go to a waterfall to take video for the site.”

3. She was a Cleveland Cavaliers cheerleader

Steph joined the Cleveland Cavaliers cheerleading squad fresh out of high school at 17.

In a strange coincidence, this is the same basketball team that Khloe Kardashian’s new beau, Tristan Thompson, plays for.

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4. She’s also a dancer


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She even performed as one of Pitbull’s backing dancers at the 2012 Latin Grammy awards.

5. She's been another celebrity's assistant before

After moving to LA in 2009 to land bigger dancing jobs, she found herself working for choreographer Mikey Minden and his main client, Erika Girardi, also known as Erika Jayne.

Singer Erika has performed all over the world and is now a cast member on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Steph told Refinery29 "We traveled the world together. They both opened my eyes to so much, about being a hard-working, meticulous assistant, yes, but also just all the things life can offer."

6. How she got her job with Kim

After working with Erika and Mikey for a few years, Mikey's business partner and former Pussycat Doll Robin Antim asked Steph if she'd be interested in working with a friend. That friend was Kim Kardashian.

She was first interviewed in April 2013 by Kris Jenner's assistant. The next stage shockingly was an interview with her potential boss, Kim Kardashian herself, who at that time was pregnant with her first child North.

"She had no makeup on and was in her sweats, super pregnant with North. She was just like, 'Look, I need help, Robin loves you and says great things about you; this is what I need. Can you do it?' And I was like, 'Okay, sure, I can do that — and if I can’t, I’ll figure it out!'" Steph said.

She was hired and she started the next day. Kim had not had an assistant before that point.

7. Her career progression

In the four years she's worked for Kim she's gone from managing Kim's schedule to her right-hand woman.

She was recently promoted to COO of Kardashian West brands.

Recently, rumours have circulated that Steph may not be working for the Kardashians any more. Kim has said that Steph wanted to progress in a way that she was unable to cater for and so they have parted way. She says she still loves her like a sister.

Kim now has a personal assistant, house assistant and two nannies.

8. She’s become part of the family


You're so professional @steph_shep So responsible & thanks for never drinking on the job!

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As her executive assistant, anywhere Kim went, Steph went too.

Over the years she’s become a true friend to the family in her own right.


My wife is back which means sleeeeepover this week!

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She’s a regular attendee at Kardashian matriarch, Kris Jenner’s legendary family parties, frequently parties with and works out with her BFF Kim’s older sister Kourtney, and Kim has declared her love for her best friend on social media.

9. She’s politically engaged


Mr. President the honor was ours.

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Not only has she met former US President Barack Obama, but Steph attended January’s Women’s March and was photographed wearing a number of items of clothing emblazoned ‘Nasty Woman’, which is what Donald Trump controversially called Hillary Clinton during a debate in the lead-up to the 2016 Presidential election.


mama raised a nasty woman 💞

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She also frequently shares her views of feminism, climate change, animal rights, LGBT rights, and a number of other social issues on social media.

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10. She’s a huge Sex and the City fan

In between her glamorous behind the scenes shots and political posts, her Instagram feed is littered with Carrie and Big from Sex and the City.

When she met Sarah Jessica Parker, she captioned their selfie “If you know me, you know this is the greatest moment of my life”.

11. She loves a selfie

You probably guessed that from who her boss is though.

Plus she looks pretty great so who can blame her.

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