Maria Menounos is leaving Extra after two years to pursue other avenues in her career in entertainment.

Maria Menounos Leaving 'Extra'

Menounos reportedly wasn’t fired from the program, nor is she stepping down due to any unhappiness on her end. She’s simply ready for something new.

"Maria was 100 percent not fired," a source told Us Weekly. "The truth is, she decided months ago on her own to explore other options, as she knew her contract was coming up for renewal. She made this decision."

"There is no bad energy," the source added. "Maria has so much going on with her reality show, and she's happy that she has so many options to explore right now."

One of the new opportunities Menounos has is her Oxygen reality series Chasing Maria Menounos. The show focuses in on Menounos’ life living with her longtime boyfriend Kevin Undergaro and her Greek parents, Costas and Litsa.

Menounos has yet to confirm her decision to leave Extra. It's unknown when she'll be stepping down officially and who will replace her spot next to cohost Mario Lopez.

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