Kailyn Lowry broke into mainstream media with her appearance on MTV’s Teen Mom. The reality star quickly became a household name. Recently, she revealed what prompted her to quit the show that launched her into the limelight.
On the Friday, April 22 episode of her podcast, “Barely Famous,” Kailyn revealed the reason she is stepping away from “Teen Mom 2.” The mother-of-four spoke candidly about her “Teen Mom” retirement and told her guest, Perez Hilton that she has no interest in filming future seasons.
“You know the ratings are really dropping for us, I feel like there does come a time where it’s run its course, and I think that goes for every reality show.”
Lowry has been a part of the “Teen Mom” family for over a decade. She made her MTV debut on the hit show “16 and Pregnant” in 2010 and later starred in “Teen Mom 2” for 11 seasons. It appears, the paycheck she was getting from MTV was also a factor in her decision.
Lowry told Perez on the podcast that money played a big role in her decision to step away. She revealed that the money she makes from her three podcasts combined is greater than her MTV salary. She also opened up about her desire to have her own show.
“I personally feel like I have enough going on to do my own show, Unless they want to offer that to me, or they want to work on something like that. I just don’t know.”
“Why am I going to take a pay cut to do the same amount of work and also not be able to tell my story with full transparency, I want to to do that, despite what other people may say.”
Kailyn will certainly be missed on screen. Meanwhile, you can listen to her speak at length below. Stay tuned to Thirsty for Teen Mom updates.
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