On June 29 it was reported that the Kardashians have split from their longtime makeup artist and friend Joyce Bonelli. Us Weekly‘s source said that “The family doesn’t speak to her anymore,” and they haven’t worked with Bonelli in months.
The family has unfollowed Bonelli on Instagram as well. Despite not talking to or working with Bonelli for months the source added that the family’s break up with her was amicable and there was no bad blood.
Despite the breakup that happened months ago Bonelli keeps posting photos of the Kardashian’s on her Instagram. Most recently she shared a picture of her and Khloe Kardashian for her birthday. Khloe didn’t like or comment on the photo.
Fans speculate that something more happened that made the Kardashians stop working with and talking to someone who was part of their tight-knit crew for a decade.
People is now reporting that there is more to this breakup than originally was let on. The source said the drama between Bonelli and the Kardashians started late last year when she tried to cut them out of a business deal.
She allegedly “tried to go around them on a deal so the Kardashians wouldn’t make money off of it,” the source said. “They caught on and Kim stopped following her, but Khloe and Joyce remained amicable,” until recently.
“Joyce would conveniently fly out of town for big Kardashian parties so people wouldn’t catch on,” the source continues. “And after Kim and her parted ways, she would upload pictures of Kim and Kim her ‘twin.’ Joyce also claims she came up with the tagline for Kanye’s hit ‘That s**t cray,’ which is a lie. The Kardashians were just over her lies and the trying to cheat them out of money was the cherry on top.”
In June 2017 she told The Hollywood Reporter that the Kardashians are like her sisters. “We text every other day and we talk about everything,” she said. “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.”
A year later, Bonelli is on the outs with the Kardashians. But a quick glance at her Instagram you wouldn’t be able to tell that she hasn’t worked with the family in months.