When Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris by a group of armed men last year, Stephanie Shepherd was one of the first people by her side, escorting to her a private plane and flying her home to safety.
It’s not the first time Shepherd has been the Kardashian’s number one confidant and trusted associate. She has, since 2013, been responsible for things like getting Kim down the aisle at her wedding to filming footage for their reality show.
You name it, Shepherd’s done it.
In an interview with Refinery29, one of the Kardashian’s most high-profile assistants – complete with nearly 700,000 Instagram followers and her own assistant to boot – has detailed the inner workings of the Kardashian Konglomerate and doesn’t hesitate to admit that yes, her job is probably as glamorous as it looks. And the Paris incident? That too was just as terrifying as we may have already considered.
“It was terrifying. At the time, I had to hold it together and make sure everything was getting handled, and that we could get Kim home as quickly and safely as possible. Obviously I can’t even begin to imagine what she’s gone through, what she’s had to deal with, but even I have been more cautious. We have alarms and security plans, and all that. Still, whenever I’ve had to stay home alone, I get a little scared. So I did get a couple of extra pepper sprays.”
Shepherd says her and Kim are so close, they text from the “the second [they] wake up until [they] go to bed”. In fact, she doesn’t think it’s “possible for any person to talk to anyone more than [she] talk[s] to Kim”.