Buh-bye! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have decided to part ways with their burly bodyguard Pascal Duvier, who unfortunately wasn’t on hand to protect the reality star during her terrifying Paris robbery. Keep reading for the real reason why they allegedly decided to give him the boot.
Pascal Duvier, 45, had been an ever-present giant companion to Kim Kardashian, 36, and Kanye West, 39, for several years now, but those days are over following her Oct. 3 armed robbery in Paris. Sadly he’s no longer the main protection detail for the power couple, but the good news is there wasn’t any bad blood in letting him go according to a new report. “The decision wasn’t personal but a complete overhauling of security after the incident,” a source tells Us magazine Nov. 3.
He was famously absent when Kim was left alone and vulnerable to the gang of armed thieves who broke into her Paris apartment, tied her up and held her at gunpoint while robbing her of $11 million in jewelry. At the time, many were questioning why he wasn’t there protecting Kim from ever having such a horrific ordeal happen, but a source tells the magazine, “Pascal was with Kourtney and Kendall Jenner at L’Arc Nightclub. Kim felt safe at the apartment by herself.” They add that his being let go is in no way a result of what went down in Paris. “Kim is not blaming Pascal. She felt completely safe at the Paris apartment and doesn’t believe this is his fault in any way,” the insider adds. What a relief! He’d always been such a loyal protector of Kim, it would have been so sad if they’d parted on bitter terms.
A second report also says Pascal is no longer employed by Team Kimye, but claims the real reason he’s not with them anymore is because they want someone who packs heat! “It was nothing personal. Pascal was just reassigned to another client by his parent company. He doesn’t carry a gun, so Kim needed someone else to take over her security staff, to make sure all the bodyguards have gun permits,” a source tells X-17 Online. Whoa, now that Kim has armed security protecting her, there’s no way thieves are ever going to want to mess with her again!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Kim and Kanye were right to let Pascal go? Is she going to far by replacing him with armed guards?