Kim Kardashian’s Assistant Reveals What She Faced During Kim’s Wedding To Kanye
Stephanie Shepherd has been working for Kim Kardashian since 2013, first as her personal assistant and now as the COO of Kardashian West Brands. She texts with Kim every day, works out with Khloé, hangs with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and gets a “nice ass Christmas present” from Kris every year.
But, as Stephanie recently told Refinery29, working behind the scenes of the Kardashian/Jenner machine isn’t all private jets and fabulous parties. Most of the time, it’s just hard work. Down and dirty. No glamour in sight. This was especially true at Kim and Kanye’s wedding in 2014. Stephanie attended the wedding, but not as a guest. She was there to work. And from the sound of it, she worked her freaking ass off.
“I didn’t even get to watch the ceremony because I was also filming,” she told Refinery29. “I often producer-cam the more personal moments for the show, when they don’t want full-on cameras around — so I was filming everyone getting ready. And then Caitlyn lost her suit, so I had to locate it; all the girls are getting ready, we’re getting Kim together, we’re in this castle; Kanye is down rearranging the floral arrangements and all this stuff, all while I’m trying to film. I was in Adidas sweatpants and a T-shirt and hadn’t showered that day! And then I walked her down to the elevator so she could walk down that really long stone aisle, and then I ran back up and started filming her from the roof! That was the money shot for the show. Meanwhile, there was some security guy yelling at me, ‘You can’t film here!’
“I was still relatively new back then. I remember just not sleeping that whole week, and then I came home and I got pulled over on Hollywood Boulevard and I just started crying to the police officer, like, ‘Please, I’m just exhausted, I gotta go home; you don’t understand!’ Truly. I went to bed at, like, 5 in the afternoon and woke up the next day at, like, 11 a.m. But it was all worth it, because it was the most beautiful day.”