Teen Mom 2 series regular Kailyn Lowry reportedly stopped filming after discovering MTV signed her ex, Chris Lopez, to a contract. She already clarified why the signing “upset” her in an August 2021 Instagram story.
Kailyn Lowry reportedly quit ‘Teen Mom 2’
When Teen Mom 2 returned on March 8, one of the stories revolved around series regular Kailyn Lowry, per usual. A producer approached her during the first episode about her seemingly flirty co-parenting relationship with her ex-husband Javi Marroquin.
However, she insisted none of it came from her and claims they’re only cordial. She also refused to talk about ex Chris Lopez, who fathered her two youngest sons.
When prodded, the “Pride Over Pity” author claimed their situation is difficult for her because she doesn’t have Chris’s “support” for their children. Kailyn claimed they tried third-party handoffs but noted nothing seems to work.
She also commented on her decision to sue co-star Briana DeJesus for defamation of character, claiming she’s “tired” of the lies. The podcast host was barely featured in the next episode as it ended with a title card revealing the regular stopped filming after discovering Chris got involved with the show.
She has already explained why she ‘cared’ about the situation
In Aug. 2021, The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported that Chris signed a contract for around $2,000 an episode on the upcoming season of Teen Mom 2.
According to a source close to Kailyn, the signing bothered the reality star, who angrily reached out to producers after hearing about the contract. The insider claimed Kailyn felt disrespected by production for signing Chris without first warning her and didn’t want her ex “cashing in on” what she perceives as an “opportunity” she created.
A day after the news broke, a follower asked Kailyn if the signing truly “upset” her or if she was actually not affected by it. The Delaware native answered on her Instagram story, insisting, “I don’t give one single f— what Chris does.”
However, she clarified she does “care about how it was handled and how I found out.” Additionally, she noted the “lack of respect people have for me after 12 years of doing this show” as another reason why the contract offering upset her.
She reportedly quit after ex Chris Lopez became involved with the show
During the March 15 episode, Briana decided to meet up with Kailyn’s ex Chris, shortly after her co-star served her with a lawsuit for defamation of character.
Referring to the move as “white privilege,” the Florida native agreed to do a podcast with Chris, insisting it had nothing to do with getting under Kailyn’s skin. When the two talked, he opened up about his co-parenting relationship with his ex, claiming he doesn’t like the custody agreement and can only see his children when he and Kailyn are on good terms.
Throughout the conversation, he referred to Kailyn as “they” and admitted the custody battle caused him to become angry. Therefore, he has decided to get therapy.
After the episode showed Briana and Chris recording for his podcast, the title card revealing Kailyn’s decision to stop filming appeared. It’s unclear if her choice is permanent or if she will return to the franchise at some point. Teen Mom 2 airs Tuesdays on MTV.