AceShowbiz - Kailyn Lowry has decided to leave "Teen Mom 2" after 11 years of documenting her motherhood journey on the show. The reality star announced her departure during part two of the MTV show's reunion that aired on Tuesday, May 24.
In the episode, Dr. Drew Pinsky asked the 30-year-old mom, "Do you want to stay on the show?" to which she replied, "Not necessarily no. I think I need to move on." She continued telling Dr. Drew and co-host Nessa, "I think I need to do my own thing. I think this needs to be my farewell. I think I'm ready." Nessa then chimed in, "This is like a breakup right now."
While Dr. Drew didn't expect to say goodbye to Kailyn during the reunion taping, the mother of four reiterated that it was time for a new chapter. "I think that we should part ways," she said, "I think this should be the end."
Before Kailyn's segment came to a close, Dr. Drew gave a shout-out to the former "16 and Pregnant" star for sharing her story and helping lead a decline in the birth rate among United States teenagers. "You will be a huge loss because I have a deep affection for you and you know you helped turn the tide of teen pregnancy in this country. You helped do that," he told her. In response, she replied, "I hope so. I hope I had a small part in that."
Fans first met Kailyn during season two of "16 and Pregnant" back in 2010. At the time, the Pennsylvania high school student was expecting her first child with Jo Rivera. The episode focused on the lack of support Kailyn felt from her loved ones. As a result, she relied on Jo's family for help.
In the following year, Kailyn joined "Teen Mom 2" to continue documenting her motherhood journey. Kailyn, who is raising 12-year-old Issac with Jo, 8-year-old Lincoln with ex Javi Marroquin, 4-year-old Lux and 21-month-old Creed with ex Chris Lopez, maintained that she was determined to be the best mother possible.
"When you become a mom, especially a single mom, you just do it," Kailyn said. "You get up in the morning, put your big girl pants on and you figure it the f**k out. I think it's not the greatest advice but it's literally my life."
Kailyn went on stressing, "I really hope that people watch my story specifically to see that it's not always easy, but when you put yourself first and your kids first, you find a way to do whatever needs to be done and for me, I'm going to figure it out." The Coffee Convos podcast co-host added, "There's no other option."