TEEN Mom Kailyn Lowry has opened up about a conversation with her eldest child, Isaac, where she apologized to him for joining the show.
The reality star announced in May that she was leaving Teen Mom 2 after 11 years on the franchise.
Kailyn has since gotten candid about her role on the long-running series and what she wishes she had done differently upon joining the cast.
During the July 5 installment of her Baby Mamas No Drama podcast, the 30-year-old claimed that she expressed her regrets to her pre-teen son.
"I had a conversation with Isaac just the other day before we went camping, and I said, 'Your dad and I did not know what we were getting ourselves into,'" Kailyn told her co-host Vee Rivera and Vee's husband Jo, who appeared as a guest on the podcast.
Jo is also Isaac's father, as he and Kailyn welcomed the 12-year-old when they were teenagers.
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She continued: "I told him that to his face. I said, ‘I am sorry. I would have never done this had I known the effect it was going to have 13 years later.'"
The MTV alum admitted that her financial struggles at the time motivated her to pursue the opportunity, but she did not expect the show's massive success over a decade later.
Kailyn and Jo agreed that they would like to shield their son – who has spent his entire life in front of the cameras – from the public eye going forward.
Teen Mom fans were first introduced to Kailyn when she documented her first pregnancy on MTV's 16 and Pregnant.
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She then starred in Teen Mom 2, where viewers watched her balance motherhood and co-parenting relationships.
In addition to Isaac, Kailyn is also a mom to a son Lincoln, eight, with her ex-husband, Javi Marroquin, and sons Lux, four, and Creed, one, with her ex-Chris Lopez.
On Monday, the TV star admitted what she wishes wasn't filmed for the world to see in a silly tweet.
"My biggest regret filming? My kids just told me I said 'on live tv' that they could have an iguana when Isaac is 10 & now he’s 12 & they want to hold me accountable," Kailyn jokingly wrote.
'I WAS VERY SCARED'
On a more serious note, she touched on the subject again during last Friday's episode of her Barely Famous podcast when she discussed the strength it took her to leave the show.
During a question and answer segment, the young mom responded to a fan who asked if she misses Teen Mom.
"I'm so thankful for the opportunity. I think it was a really unique experience that a lot of people don't have, and so I'm very thankful, but I also don't necessarily miss it, no," Kailyn honestly replied.
The TV personality further explained that fellow Teen Mom 2 alum Chelsea Houska, 30, convinced her to leave.
"What's crazy is that I was talking to Chelsea [Houska] for probably two years since she had the courage to leave and kind of decide that it was time for her to move on, and I also felt the same way, but I was so scared," she admitted.
"I was very scared because that's all I've known since I was 16 years old. So, I stopped filming for several months, and then I went back. I was scared financially…"
Kailyn explained that she has no bad blood between the network, despite how her exit might've been portrayed on TV.
"To answer the question: Do I miss it? No. But not in a way that is – I'm not like angry about it, but I don't necessarily miss it if that makes sense."
She continued: "I have absolutely no hard feelings despite how it looks like it ended on the show. It didn't actually end that way, and they've [MTV producers] called me several times after to see if I wanted to participate in other things.
"I don't miss it, but I don't mean that in a rude way at all."
Kailyn told Perez Hilton during an appearance on her podcast earlier this year about her plans to say farewell to the franchise.
She said: "Teen Mom, 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."
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She also revealed that she didn't feel she was offered enough money to film further episodes, which was "part of" her reason for leaving.
The mom-of-four has said she is focusing on her other business ventures and raising her four boys.
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