When it was announced that the Kardashians had parted ways with their longtime friend and makeup artist Joyce Bonelli, we just knew that something major must’ve gone down to cause the split and guess what? We were right.
The celebrity beauty queen spilled some subtle tea to Us Weekly at BeautyCon, revealing that it was her decision to stop working with the reality star fam and she was not fired as some reports alleged when the news broke last month.
“I definitely have never been fired in my entire life,” she told the publication. “And something personal happened to me that I wasn’t OK with and that’s what happened.”
At the time, an insider told Us that there was definitely bad blood between both parties and that they had ceased all communication as a result.
“The family doesn’t speak to her anymore,” the insider says. “She hasn’t worked for them for months.”
While Bonelli still follows the Kardashian-Jenner clan on social media, none of the sisters follow her back.
She went on to add that she has a host of top notch celebrity clients who she continues to work with.
“I work with Salma Hayek, Joan Smalls, Emily Ratajkowski,” she continued. “This happened a year ago, so to me, it’s old news, but if people want to talk about it now, it’s actually giving me such a favour so that people know that I’m available, honey.”
In June 2017, Bonelli gushed about the famous fam in an interview with Pret-a-Reporter and described their relationship as V. tight knit.
“I’ve been with the girls for so long and we’ve been through so much. 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 added, “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.”
… obviously not anymore.