Entertainment TV Kailyn Lowry Opens Up After Leaving 'Teen Mom 2' : 'It Was Time for Me to Move On' Kailyn Lowry announced her departure from Teen Mom 2 during Tuesday's reunion By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 25, 2022 02:19 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kailyn Lowry. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Kailyn Lowry is ready to say goodbye to Teen Mom 2. During Tuesday's season 11 reunion, Lowry admitted that she wasn't "necessarily" interested in being a part of the franchise any longer. "I think I need to move on," she continued. "I think I need to do my own thing. I think this needs to be my farewell. I think I'm ready." Added Lowry, 30: "I think that we should part ways. I think this should be the end." Lowry expanded on her comments while appearing on E! News's Daily Pop, where she explained her real reasoning for leaving the popular MTV series. "I want to focus on my self-growth and my kids and I didn't feel like the show aligned with the goals that I have anymore," she explained on Wednesday. "I decided it was time for me to move on." Teen Mom 2's Kailyn Lowry Posts Rare Photo with Ex Javi Marroquin at Son's Football Game Lowry originally joined 16 and Pregnant during its second season in 2010. She then joined Teen Mom 2 the following year. Lowry shares 12-year-old son Isaac with ex Jo Rivera, and 8-year-old Lincoln with ex Javi Marroquin. She also co-parents sons Lux, 4, and Creed, 21 months, with ex Chris Lopez. Even though she has no plans to return to the franchise, Lowry did tell Daily Pop she spoke to producers about her own spin-off. "I joked to the producers that if you guys want to give me my own show, I would be willing to tell all about my new relationship and what we're planning and working on together," she added. RELATED VIDEO: Kailyn Lowry Drinks Her Placenta in a Smoothie After Giving Birth to Fourth Child Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Before officially announcing her departure, Lowry seemingly addressed the matter earlier this month. As a fan declared they'll "never" watch Teen Mom again if Lowry exits, a Facebook account supposedly belonging to the reality star indicated she's not coming back. "I am done!" the account stated. "I declined the new show, TMFR, & girls night in." Next up for Lowry, she will continue to host her three podcasts: Coffee Convos, Barely Famous and Baby Mamas No Drama. She also recently launched KILLR podcast network to help others develop their own shows and brands.