Longtime Kardashian family makeup artist Joyce Bonelli is battling back against rumors that she was fired by the family in 2017, and insists that the severed tie was the result of a particular incident that left her a little shaken.

In an interview with Us Weekly, Bonelli said she's never lost a job in her life, and added that the choice to leave the Kardashian circle was hers.

“I definitely have never been fired in my entire life,” she told the site. “And something personal happened to me that I wasn’t OK with and that’s what happened.”

Still, she insists there's no need to pity her over the fallout.

“I work with Salma Hayek, Joan Smalls, Emily Ratajkowski,” she said. “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 favor so that people know that I’m available, honey.”

Us first reported that Bonelli was let go by the Kardashians because she and the famous family had gone in different directions, and while she still sends them birthday messages on social media, none of the Kardashians follow her on Instagram.

“The family doesn’t speak to her anymore," a source told the site. "She hasn’t worked for them for months. They just stopped working with her because they didn’t see it as a right fit anymore.”

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