Maria Menounos Announces “Extra” Departure

Posted Monday March 24, 2014 2:35 PM GMT

She’s had the enviable job of working alongside Mario Lopez on “Extra,” but Maria Menounos is moving on to greener pastures.

The gorgeous 35-year-old made the decision to leave on her own, despite rumors that she was let go by the show’s honchos.

An insider told Us Weekly, "Maria was 100 percent not fired. 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. Maria has so much going on with her reality show, and she's happy that she has so many options to explore right now."

Fans of Ms. Menounos can catch her on “Chasing Maria Menounos,” currently airing on the Oxygen Network, and there’s no telling what she’ll do next!

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