The Kardashians and Makeup Artist Joyce Bonelli Reportedly Part Ways IRL and on Instagram
It's the end of an era. The Kardashians and their longtime makeup artist Joyce Bonelli have reportedly parted ways. While the decision was said to be "amicable," none of the sisters follow Joyce on Instagram anymore — despite the fact that Joyce still follows them on the social media platform.
"The family doesn’t speak to her anymore,” a source told Us Weekly. "She hasn’t worked for them for months." However, just one day ago, the blonde beauty wished Khloé Kardashian a happy birthday on Instagram, seemingly reassuring fans that there is no bad blood between her and the famous family. "Ma·tri·arch of lifeeee… HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! @khloekardashian HOTTEST BIRTHDAY BOOTY ALIVE always got your back especially w that glitterrrr," she captioned a photo with the new mom.
Joyce's separation from the KUWTK stars comes just months after Kim Kardashian fired her longtime assistant Steph Shep. “Kim seemed more than happy with Stephanie — until she asked for a raise,” a source told Life & Style exclusively. A second source added, "Kim had been paying Stephanie $65,000 a year. She’d been working for Kim for three years with no raise and knew it was time to ask."
While the reason behind Joyce's dismissal has yet to be revealed, Joyce had only nice things to say about the Kardashians in a recent interview. "I’ve been with the girls for so long and we’ve been through so much,” she told Pret-a-Reporter last year. "It’s been over a decade. We’ve known each other since the beginning, before they were famous. After they started their show, people started really loving them and then hating them and now they’re loving them again. There’s been so much that’s happened. Now each one of them is a phenomenon in their own way."
She continued, "We text every other day and we talk about everything. Even if I’m working with a different client, we’re always talking and FaceTiming. We talk about kids. We talk about the fun, scandalous stuff. They’re like my sisters."